LeT Militant Adnan Channa killed in Sopore Encounter
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LeT Militant Adnan Channa killed in Sopore Encounter

Sopore, July 17, CNS: A LeT militant was killed after a gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Gund Brath area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday morning. A joint team of Army’s 22RR and SOG Sopore launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific information about the presence of militants hiding in the area. Soon government forces cordoned off the area and an encounter started between the forces and the militants, which culminated with the killing a militant. SSP Sopore Javeed Iqbal said that one militant body along with one weapon was recovered from the encounter site. According to the sources he has been identified as Adnan Channa resident of Old town Baramulla. The slain militant as per police version had joined LeT outfit in April 2019. Meanwhile partial shutdown was observed in old town Barmulla, after reports of a local militant, having been killed in the encounter. Soon after the encounter was over, youth from many areas of north Kashmir town baramulla came out on streets and held protests in which scores were injured as a result of skirmishes with security forces. Earlier in the wake of gunfight authorities had suspended Mobile internet services in Sopore also, to prevent any law and order problem. Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore Ashiq Hussain Lily in a statement ordered closure of Degree College as a precautionary measure. (CNS)