According to the officials, the forces got specific input that two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists are hiding in the area, following which a cordon and search operation was launched
New Delhi: After several hours of siege, two terrorists were killed in an ongoing gunfight with security forces in Danger pore area of Sopore, Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Thursday.
According to the officials, the forces got specific input that two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists are hiding in the area, following which a cordon and search operation was launched.
A joint team of army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles, CRPF and SOG cordoned off the Bunpora Mohalla of Dangerpora Sopore area on Thursday morning. After several hours-long siege, the joint team intensified the searches and fired some gunshots towards the suspected spot. The hiding terrorists opened fire on security personnel leading to an encounter.
As per the information, two terrorists have been gunned down but no official confirmation is made yet. On Wednesday security forces had to face roadblock from the locals both at Shopian and Kulgam. As soon the locals got information about the encounter near their area they gathered and started throwing stones on the forces, due to which they had to stop the operation.
The encounter is still on and authorities have suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in the wake of the operation.
Authorities have ordered the closure of all colleges, higher secondary school in Sopore and in Zaingeer belt.
Last Updated 5:06 PM IST