Army on Friday said two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight between militants and forces in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A defense spokesman said a militant was killed in Warpora area of Sopore.
“Operation is in progress,” he said.
A top police official said that following credible inputs about presence of militants, Army’s 22 RR, Special Operation Group (SOG) of police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Warpora village of Sopore on Thursday.
He said the operation was halted on Thursday evening due to darkness and started again on Friday morning.
“After halting the operation for night, fresh contact was established with militants on Friday morning. Militants continuously changed their locations and continued to fire on troops. In the gunfight a militant was killed. The operation may prolong,” the official said.
Army spokesman said another militant was killed in the ongoing encounter.
"Till now two militants have been killed in this operation. Operation still underway," he said.
A Station House Officer (SHO) and his PSO were injured on Thursday when militants hurled a grenade at the police party during the cordon and search operation in Warpora.