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Sopore encounter: One terrorist dead, exchange of fire continues

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

Sopore encounter: One terrorist dead, exchange of fire continues
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SRINAGAR: A terrorist was killed in the ongoing encounter with security forces in Warpora area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Friday morning.

Acting on specific input, the security personnel launched a cordon and search operation in the Warpora area of Sopore, they 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.

This comes within a week of three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists, including two top commanders believed to be behind the Pulwama terror attack, were killed in a fierce 16-hour encounter in the Pinglan area of Pulwama district. An Army major and four security forces personnel also lost their lives in the encounter on Monday.