A Lashkar-e-Toiba militant was killed in a brief gunfight with security forces here in north Kashmir’s Sopore on Wednesday, police said.
A police official while giving the details of the encounter said that a joint team of Army’s 22 RR, team of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police jointly launched a search operation at Bypass area of Sopore this morning.
“After searching for hours a militant hiding in the area fired upon the joint party of the forces.
The fire was retaliated triggering a gun battle in which the militant was killed,” he added.
Officer identified slain militant as Asif and said he was responsible for recent shootout in which three family members were injured. He was also responsible for shooting at a migrant labour Shafi Alam in Sopore police official further added.
Pertinently, normal life continued to remain paralyzed in Kashmir with shops and business establishments closed and traffic off the roads after BJp led government removed Article 370 and announced bifurcation of the state into union territories on August 05.