Encounter breaks out in Sopore village after several hours of siege

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By GNS on 30/05/2019.

Encounter breaks out in Sopore village after several hours of siege

Sopore, May 30: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Sopore village of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Thursday after several hours of siege.

Reports reaching GNS 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.

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A police officer also confirmed 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 firefight was going on.

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

In order to prevent any law and order problem, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore Ashiq Hussain Lily in a statement issued to GNS ordered closure of all colleges, Higher secondary in Sopore and all higher secondaries in Zaingeer belt.