Army officer, militant killed in Sopore encounter

An Army captain and a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba militant have been killed in an encounter in Sopore town of Baramulla district, official sources said on Wednesday.

Updated: Dec 08, 2010, 16:02 PM IST

Srinagar: An Army captain and a suspected
Lashkar-e-Toiba militant have been killed in an encounter in
Sopore town of Baramulla district, official sources said
on Wednesday.

The Army officer, who was injured when militants
opened indiscriminate firing on security forces at the
beginning of the operation in Model Town area of Sopore last
evening, succumbed to injuries this morning, the sources said.

The captain was shifted to 92 Base Hospital here for
treatment where he succumbed to his wounds. The Army is yet to
identify him.

A suspected LeT militant has been killed in the
overnight gunbattle even as security forces continue search of
the debris of the house which was gutted in the exchange of
fire between the two sides, the sources said.

A senior police officer said although the hostile
firing has stopped early this afternoon, the operation has not
been called off as there were reports of at least one more
militant hiding there.

PTI