Srinagar, May 04: Two militants have been killed in an encounter with joint team of police and army at Nathipora area of north Kashmir’s Sopore on Tuesday, officials said.
The encounter had ensued after a team of police and army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles was fired upon during a cordon-and-search operation launched in the area amid specific information about the presence of the militants, they said.
“Two militant have been killed,” Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar said.
Earlier, the top police officer of Kashmir Valley said that a foreign militant, Hamas alias Asrar alias Saria was trapped at the site.
He said the militant was “involved in killing of two councilors and a policeman”
Two councillors namely Reyaz Ahmad Peer and Shamasdin Peer besides policeman Shafqat Nazir Khan were killed in Sopore in a militant attack on March 29 last. gns