Sopore encounter: Anti-insurgency ops end as security forces gun down all militants

Friday's gun battle erupted, a day after four terrorists were shot dead by security forces during an infiltration bid along the LoC.

Updated: Jun 17, 2016, 13:57 PM IST
PlaySopore encounter: Anti-insurgency ops end as security forces gun down all militants

Srinagar: Two militants who took shelter inside a house after attacking an Army convoy early on Friday in North Kashmir's Sopore town were finally gunned down by security forces, ending a five-hour long stand-off.

A fierce gun battle had broken out after the militants opened fire at a security convoy in Sopore in Baramulla district.

One of the militants was killed soon after but an accomplice reportedly managed to hold the fort for several hours.

The army had cordoned off the area to flush out the second militant.

The Sopore house siege finally ended after all the militants were killed by the security forces. 

Friday's gun battle erupted, a day after four terrorists were shot dead by security forces during an infiltration bid along the LoC.

On Thursday, one soldier was martyred and four terrorists were killed in a gunfight in Kashmir's Tangdhar sector.

The militants were trying to enter the Indian territory from Pakistan.

A soldier who had sustained injuries during the operation later died in a hospital.

A few days ago, the Army had thwarted another attempt by militants to cross the Indian border.