Encounter underway in Sopore, Hajin and Baramullah

An encounter broke out in Warpora area of north Kashmir’s Sopore where one terrorist is reported to be trapped in the encounter. Firing is yet to start in the encounter as security forces are asking terrorists to surrender, according to reports.

However, terrorists lobbed a grenade on the search party from outside where two cops including SHO got injured. Terrorists lobbed a grenade at a security forces party at Main Chowk Sopore.

The second operation is going on at Hajin, where two foreign militants are reportedly trapped inside a house. Security forces trying to evacuate locals before starting operation, sources said.

The third operation is underway in Kalantara Baramulla, where firing resumed again after a 12-hour lull. However, the exact location of the terrorists is yet to be ascertained.

On February 14, at least 42 CRPF personnel were killed in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 30 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district that also left many critically wounded.

More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley, were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir.

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