Security forces gun down militant in J&K

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an ongoing counter-terrorist operation launched in Warpora area of Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday. Security sources said the identity of the slain terrorist is yet to be ascertained.

Acting on specific input, the security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora area, police said.

A senior official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired at the search party of the security men, who then returned fire.

Meanwhile, the authorities have suspended internet services in Sopore and its adjoining areas since the launch of the operation. Restrictions have also been imposed under Sec 144 CrPc in Sopore area to maintain law and order.

On Monday, security forces had gunned down the mastermind of the Pulwama terror attack along with two other terrorists of Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in a fierce encounter in which a major and four other security personnel were also killed.

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