Encounter underway in J-K’s Sopore

Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 1 : An encounter is currently underway between the security forces and terrorists in Nathi Pora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore.

The presence of one-two terrorists are suspected in the area. Terrorists yesterday hurled grenade at a Police party near Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Sopore. As many as four police personnel were injured in the incident. Since the end of October 2016, armed robbers have struck at various branches of banks in Jammu and Kashmir, looting nearly Rs.

92 lakh in 13 separate attacks. There have been four incidents in four days this month, beginning with the bloody attack on a cash van on May 1 during which militants shot dead five policemen and two bank security guards, and including two attacks in two hours in adjacent villages in Pulwama.

The incidents coincide with the spike in militancy and mass protests that followed the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani last July.

Source: ANI