After day long siege, encounter breaks out in north Kashmir village

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An army personnel taking position near the gunfight site Photograph by Vikar Syed for The Kashmir Walla. File Image
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Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Sopore village of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Tuesday after several hours of siege.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off Wadoora of Sopore area today morning.

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After day long siege, the joint team intensified the searches and fired some gunshots towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire leading to an encounter, they said.

SSP Sopore Javeed Iqbal also confirmed that the contact has been established with the hiding militants.

He said that earlier the cordon-and-search operation was launched in the area following specific information about the presence of some militants.

When reports last came in the firefight was going on. (GNS)