Sopore Encounter Ends: Two LeT Terrorists killed, Army Jawan Martyred


Two militants and a soldier were killed and a policeman injured in a gunfight in Drusoo village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday.

An official confirmed that two bodies of the militants were recovered from the site of the gunfight that began early Friday.

An army soldier who was injured in the gunfight at Drusoo village of Watergam in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district today morning succumbed to injuries in a military hospital here.

An army officer said that the soldier Sepoy Vijay Kumar of army’s 22 RR suffered serious bullet wounds in his head. A policeman Irfan Ahmad Wani also sustained injuries in the operation”.

He said that both the injured have been evacuated and shifted to 92 base hospital Srinagar where Ranjeet succumbed to injuries.

Earlier, two terrorists have been killed in the encounter which broke out last night after the joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation in Drusoo village of Bharampora, Watergam.

The terrorist was identified as Reyaz Ahmad Dar son of Mohd Akbar of Naseerabad, Sopore and Khursheed Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Nabi Malik of Arabal Nikas, Pulwama.  They were affiliated with proscribed militant outfit LeT.

Khursheed was pursuing B. Tech from a college in Katra district in Jammu region had gone missing since Tuesday morning while as Reyaz had joined the militant ranks on July 18.

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