Militants Attack At Check Post Of Sophian, 1 Killed


Srinagar: Militants on Sunday opened fire at a Mobile Vehicle Check Post outside an Army camp in Pohan area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The security forces gunned down one militant in retaliatory firing, while the entire area was cordoned off by the defence personnel. No Army soldier has been reported injured in the attack.

“Militants attacked Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) of army’s 44 battalion of the Rashtriya Rifles at Pahnoo village at around 20:00 hours. In retaliatory operation, one militant identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar was killed,” Army Spokesperson said.

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Also, the three over ground workers/accomplices in the car who were accompanying the terrorist were found to be dead. Police have reached the spot and started legal formalities, Army said.

The operation was still underway and security forces were searching the area.
The attack on the Army camp comes amid continues violation of ceasefire by Pakistan across the Line of Control since Saturday night.