Sopore gunfight over, militant killed

The gunfight has ended in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district with the killing of a militant on Saturday, reports said.

Local newsgathering agency GNS, quoting a senior police official, said a militant was killed in a brief gunfight. He said arms and ammunition were also recovered from his possession.

A police officer identified the slain as Waseem Ahmad Naik son of Abdul Gani Naik of Udipora Barsoo Awantipora, reported GNS.

Quoting sources, it said, Waseem went missing in March this year. The family had had filed a missing report at the concerned police station.

Earlier, army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation in Hathlangoo village following specific information about the presence of militants inside a residential house.

Authorities suspended the mobile Internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in wake of the operation.