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Gunfight rages in Sopore village

Suhail Khan

Sopore, March 21 :Gunfight broke out between militants and goverment forces in Warpore area of north Kashmir’s Sopore village on Thursday morning.

Reports reaching news agency said 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 on Thursday morning.

A senior Police officer told news agency that as the forces intensified searches towards suspected spot the hiding militants fired upon goverment forces triggering an encounter.

The officer further said that earlier we had brought family of a trapped militant to the encounter site to persuade him to surrender, however it came out futile.

As per the sources one or two militants are believed to be trapped including a top commander.

Reportedly one cop is said to be injured and shifted to Hospital for treatment.

While this story was being filed intermittent firing was going on.

Meanwhile internet has been also suspended in the parts of Sopore for precautionary measures.(GNS)

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