Army Captain, Jawan Killed in Gunfight with Militants in Sopore

In an encounter with terrorists, a young Army Captain and a jawan were killed and two other jawans seriously injured in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir, reported PTI.

According to report, bodies of the two are still with the terrorists, who are reportedly led by a senior LeT commander.

The gunfight started at nearly 5.30 am in the morning when police and Army launched a joint operation on a tip-off that two militants were hiding in a house in Sopore, said report.

When Army Captain headed a party of the Special Forces to get closer to the house, militants responded by throwing grenades at them, said report.

The jawan was killed, several troops were injured and the Captain was overpowered by militants and whisked away inside the house, report said.

When a fellow officer called on the Captain’s phone to offer safe passage for his release, the militants was quoted as saying: “We are ready to get killed. We’ve killed your Captain.”

Moreover, they refused to release the Captain’s body, said report.

Report said that four to six militants are hiding in three houses and firing at the forces.

Two militants, said report quoting sources, escaped after the initial shootout and one is believed killed, though there is no confirmation.

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