Encounter rages in Sopore forests

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Peerzada Waseem

Srinagar  An encounter started between militants and Goverment forces at Sagipora forest area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

Official sources told local news agency that a joint team of army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation at Sagipora forest following specific inputs about the presence of some militants in the area. As such the joint team of forces intensified the combing operation to trace the hiding militants and fired several warning shots. The fire was retaliated by the militants triggering of a gunfight. When reports last came the exchange of heavy gun fire was going on. (With inputs from GNS)

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