Sopore known as Suyyapur in antiquity, is a town in the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is 45 km north-west of Srinagar, and 16 km south-west from the city of Baramulla.
Two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives, including a Pakistani, were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court here for killing a civilian in Kashmir's Sopore district.
After the revocation of Article 370 apple growers in Kashmir were finding themselves in a lurch due to a communication blockade and shutdown, government came to the rescue by announcing a scheme to directly buy the fruit from the farmers through a nodal procurement agency.
Fruit growers and traders linked to the business are on the "specific" radar of Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed who have been threatening them for the last one month to stay away from the trade.
In a major operation, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday gunned down a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was responsible for attacking a leading apple trader's family in which a girl child had also been injured. Some policemen were also injured in the exchange of fire but are said to be out of danger.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday gunned down a top Lashkar-e-Taiba militant who was responsible for attacking a Sopore fruit trader's family last week in which a girl child had also been injured.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have identified the terrorist gunned down on Wednesday as the one responsible for attacking a Sopore fruit trader's family last week in which a three-year-old girl had also been injured.
NSA Ajit Doval on Saturday ordered the shifting of two and a half-year-old girl Asma Jaan, who sustained injuries in yesterday's terrorists attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, to AIIMS in New Delhi.
Three Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including one involved in the abduction and murder of soldier Aurangzeb last year, were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday and another militant in a shootout in Baramulla, police said.