On leave, Army personnel Mohd Rafi Yatoo shot dead by suspected terrorists in Sopore

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 06 April 2019, 06:59 PM
Mohd Rafeeq Yatoo was a soldier with the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry,
Mohd Rafeeq Yatoo was a soldier with the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry,

Suspected terrorists shot dead an Army personnel, who was on leave, in Warpora Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The gunmen fired upon Mohd Rafeeq Yatoo at his home at Warpora.

Yatoo, a soldier with the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, was at home on leave when he was fired upon by suspected terrorists. According to sources, he was shot at from a point-blank range.

Meanwhile, the Army, Special Operations Group of Police and the CRPF cordoned off the area and launched a hunt to arrest the attackers.

The incident came even as two unidentified terrorists were killed in a brief encounter with the joint team of security forces in Imam Sahib area of South Kashmir's Shopian district on Saturday afternoon. 

Security sources said that exchange of gunfire between terrorists and joint forces occured at Pargochi orchards in Imam Sahib area following launch of cordon and search operation. 

As the forces zeroed in on the suspected place, the hiding terrorists opened indiscriminate fire triggering exchange of gunfire for a brief period. Two terrorists were killed in the shootout.

Security sources said arms and ammunition was recovered from the shootout site adding that the identity of the slain terrorists is being ascertained.

Meanwhile, the mobile internet services have been snapped in the area and adjacent places in Shopian district as a security measure.

First Published: Saturday, April 06, 2019 06:10 PM
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