Baramulla: Two militants were killed by security forces in an encounter which ensued during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore in this north Kashmir on Thursday, official sources said.
They said Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint CASO at Hardshiva, Sopore, early this morning following a tip-off about the presence of militants.
However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area after sealing all exit points, militants hiding there resorted to indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons, they said adding security forces also retaliated ensuing in an encounter.
They said two militants were killed and operation was going on when the reports last came in. Further details are awaited, they added.
This was the first encounter in north Kashmir in several months.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar has recently said that after successful operations during which over 110 militants were killed in south Kashmir this year, security forces will now shift their attention towards north Kashmir.
Five OGWs of Lashkar arrested in central Kashmir Badgam
Srinagar:Five Over Ground Workers (OGWs) of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were arrested by security forces in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, a police spokesman said here on Thursday.
With this, a total of 9 OGWs of LeT were arrested by security forces in the valley. On Wednesday four OGWs of LeT were arrested in Sopore in Baramulla district.
He said on a tip-off about LeT OGW module active in Badgam providing support to militants, Army, Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF conducted night-long raids in Narbal area on Srinagar-Gulmarg road.
During the raids, security forces arrested five OGWs of LeT and recovered live ammunition, posters and magazines besides incriminating material.Further details are awaited, he said.(UNI)