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Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J-K’s Baramulla

A cordon and search operation was launched in the Arampora area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district late Tuesday night after specific information about the presence of militants there was received.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published: April 8, 2020 12:35:22 pm
Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J-K's Baramulla An early morning encounter broke out in Sopore of Kashmir’s Baramulla district. The joint operation by Army, CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police have trapped a group of militants.Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi.

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in the Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday, police said.

A cordon and search operation was launched in the Arampora area of Sopore in the north Kashmir district late Tuesday night after specific information about the presence of militants there was received, a police official said.

He said security forces conducted searches in the area and maintained a tight cordon to prevent militants from fleeing.

Encounter breaks out between security forces, militants in J-K's Baramulla Express photo by Shuaib Masoodi

The contact with the militants was established Wednesday morning after the ultras fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said. He said the gunfight was going on and further details are awaited.

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