Sopore: A gunfight broke out between forces and militants in Gulabad Arampora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday late night after several hours long seige, officials said. The house where militants were beleived to be hiding has catched fire.
Official sources told wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that contingents of Army 22 RR, SOG Sopore, 177 and 179 CRPF, 92 BN, Baramulla QRT and Police cordoned off Gulabad Arampora Sopore.
As the forces intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire, which was retaliated and thus leading to a gun fight in the area.
Officials said that the army has already rushed more reinforcement to the area.
A police officer confirmed to—KNO, saying the cordon was launched following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the village.
Sources said that two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area.
The firing was going on from both sides when this report was being filed. However, there was no immediate report of any causality on either side—(KNO)