Sopore Gunfight: House where militants were hiding catches fire

Srinagar: Gunfight broke out between government 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 are  believed to be trapped caught fire after forces used heavy explosives to over power them.

Official sources told that contingents of Army’s 22 RR, Sopore police, 177 and 179 CRPF, 92 BN, have cordoned off Gulabad Arampora Sopore last night.

During the house to house 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 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. (CNS)

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