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Gunfight breaks out in Sopore

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Sopore: A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces at Pethseer village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army’s 52 RR and CRPF 179, 177, 92 BN launched a Cordon and Search Operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.

He said that two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area—(KNO)

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