Militants again give slip to troops in Sopore

SRINAGAR: Militants on Friday gave slip to a joint party of Army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police after a brief encounter at Marble, Sopore.

Sources said that acting on information regarding the presence of some militants, Army’s 27 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group of police cordoned off Chirhar forest area of Marble in Sopore today morning and started combing operation.

As the team started search operations, the militants hiding in the forest area opened several shots at them before fleeing.

Though the forces intensified the searches in the area, the militants, sources said, have managed to escape. 

Later in the day, army and SOG busted the militant hideout in the forest area and but recovered only some eatable items. The search operation was in progress when the last reports came in.

On January 07, a police officer was killed and three other cops sustained serious bullet injuries when militants attacked a joint team of SOG and army during search operation in Chankhan area of Sopore. 

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