The Jammu and Kashmir police on Thursday issued the following statement after the Sopore gunfight.
“On a credible input, a cordon & search operation was launched jointly by police and security forces in Dangerpora area of Sopore
During the search operation, the hiding militants fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, 02 militants were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. The identities and affiliation of the killed militants is being ascertained.
Incriminating material including arms & ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.
Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any.”