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08 Apr 2020 | 05:35 AM UTC

India: Deadly clashes in Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir territory) April 7-8

Security forces kill a suspected militant as clashes broke out during an overnight operation in Sopore (Jammu and Kashmir territory) April 7-8; further security operations ongoing in the area

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Event

One militant was killed in clashes with security forces in the Sopore area of Baramulla district (Jammu and Kashmir territory) following an overnight operation on Tuesday, April 7, and Wednesday, April 8. A joint military and police operation was launched in the Arampora area of Sopore on Tuesday evening following reports of the presence of militants in the area. A 14-hour siege ensued, culminating in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants.

Security forces have launched further operations to track down the remaining militants are similar clashes are possible in the area over the near term. 

Advice

Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir territory are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

Some foreign governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.