Army Captain, Injured In Sopore Encounter, Dies

Army Captain, Injured In Sopore Encounter, Dies

8 December 2010
Times of India
Randeep Singh & M Saleem Pandit

Srinagar: An Army captain, injured in an encounter a day earlier at Sopore in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday. A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Ubaidullah Bhai was also gunned down in the gun-battle. Baramulla DIG Muneer Khan said 21-Rashtriya Rifles' Captain Upmanyu Singh was injured while leading an operation to flush out the terrorist holed up in a house in Sopore's Model Town area. Captain Singh was from Gwalior. A senior police officer based in Srinagar said, the reports suggest that around 100 Pakistani terrorists have crossed over to Jammu and Kashmir from north Kashmir and spread all over the valley. The reports of infiltration of large number of militants from across comes amid the demands of removal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and security forces bunkers from various parts of the valley.


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