Masud Ahmed, Srinagar: On the busiest day of the week, Jammu-Kashmir is hot again. A fierce gun battle broke out in Sophian district of Kashmir on Thursday afternoon. In the latest news, three militants were killed in the army firing. However, three soldiers were also injured in the firing.
It is learned that the security officials got the news that the militants were hiding in the Jan Mahalla area of Sopian. After that, a joint force including 44 State Rifles personnel started searching there. The whole area is surrounded. A search operation was launched to find the militants. At that moment, the militants started firing indiscriminately at the army personnel. Then began the fierce gun battle. That is why three militants died. Besides, three jawans were also injured in the firing. They are Sepoi Ramdev, Drag Singh and Raj Kumar. All three have been admitted to a local hospital. The condition of one of them is also reported to be critical. In the latest news, more militants may be hiding in the area, the operation is suspected.
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Earlier, on March 26, Sopian had also witnessed the army-militant fighting. After receiving information from undercover sources, the jawans started a search operation in Wangam village. That is why two militants died. Besides, one jawan was also martyred. After that, Sopian got into a fight again.
Last year, the government said militant attacks in Kashmir were much lower than in the past. The concerned ministry of the Center has released the statistics of sabotage activities in Jammu and Kashmir till November 15, 2020. It said there were 63.93 percent fewer militant attacks in the world last year than in 2019. The number of deaths due to terrorist attacks has also decreased. But since the beginning of the new year, militant activity seems to have resumed.