Srinagar: Two gunfights were underway in Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore and Shopian districts on Friday between militants and security forces, police said.
In Sopore, firing exchanges took place in Warpora area, the same site of an encounter on Thursday where two policemen were injured. The police said that there were no reports of any militant casualties in this gun battle so far. All educational institutions in Sopore were closed and mobile Internet services suspended as a precautionary measure.
The second gunfight took place Shopian’s Imam Sahib after security forces cordoned off the area following the information about the presence of militants. On Thursday, three militants were killed while seven security men and three civilians injured in three different gun battles in the Kashmir Valley.