Sopore: Militants killed a cop before managing to escape from Sopore forest area on Wednesday. Army men from 27 Rashtriya Rifles along with Special Operation Group party from Jammu and Kashmir Police cordoned off a chunk of forest in Yembarzalwari Marbal area of North Kashmir’s Sopore town after they received inputs about the presence of a group of militants there.
Shortly after the search operation militants resorted to indiscriminate firing resulting in the death of an SOG constable Muhammad Shafiq. The militants according to sources managed to escape unhurt from the spot.
A police official said that shortly after the encounter a manhunt was launched to flush out the militants from the forest area.