Gunfight breaks out in Sopore, internet snapped

Srinagar: After 8-hours long siege, a gunfight broke out in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

Reports said that army’s 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Warpora area at around 2:35 pm today.

A police officer also confirmed that the joint team of forces laid a siege in the area following specific information about the presence of some militants.

As such the forces intensified the searches and fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot, the militants, believed to be two in number, opened fire, triggering off a firefight, he said.

When reports last came in the intermittent exchange of firing was going on.

In wake of the gunfight, the authorities have suspended internet services in Sopore and its adjoining areas.

Meanwhile, authorities have also ordered imposition of restrictions in Sopore.

“In view of the apprehension of law and order problem, restrictions under sec 144 CRPC are hereby imposed on the gathering of more than 4 persons in entire Sub-division Sopore with effect from evening 21-02- 2019 till further orders,” reads an order issued by the Additional District Magistrate Sopore. (GNS)

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