Gunfight rages in Sopore village

Srinagar

A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Sopore village of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Thursday after several hours of the siege.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off the Bunpora Mohalla of Dangerpora Sopore area this morning.

After several hours-long siege, the joint team intensified the searches and fired some gunshots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire leading to an encounter, they said.

A police officer also confirmed to news agency GNS that the gunfight broke out between the militants and the government forces in the area and said that two militants are believed to be under trapped.

He said that earlier the cordon-and-search operation was launched in the area following specific information about the presence of some militants.

When reports last came in the firing was going on.

Meanwhile, authorities suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in the wake of the operation.

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