Srinagar, Sep 13: A fierce encounter ensued between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Thursday morning, official sources said.
Meanwhile, authorities suspended mobile internet service in Sopore.
According to official sources on a tip-off about the presence of militants troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint CASO at Tankipora, Sopore, early this morning. When the troops were sealing the area Sheikh Sahib Chankipora, Sopore, militants hiding there opened fire. Security forces also retaliated ensuing an encounter.
Firing was on when the reports last came in, the sources said, adding that further details are awaited.
Meanwhile, additional security forces were rushed to prevent any demonstrations in the adjacent areas. (UNI)