Sopore, March 21, 2019:
A gunfight broke out between militants and Government forces in Warpore area of north Kashmir’s Sopore village on Thursday morning.
According to reports, a joint team of Army’s 22 RR, special operation group of police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora village of Sopore where militants were reported to be hiding on Thursday morning. A senior Police officer told that as the forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon Government forces which triggered an encounter.
The officer further stated: “Earlier, we had brought a family of a trapped militant to the encounter site to persuade him to surrender, however it turned out futile.”
As per sources, one or two militants are believed to be trapped, including a top commander.
Reportedly, one cop has been injured in the gunfight and has been shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. It is to be mentioned that intermittent firing was going on as this story was being filed.
Meanwhile, internet connections have been suspended in the parts of Sopore for precautionary measures.
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