Srinagar, Oct 26: An encounter ensued on Friday between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in apple township of Sopore in north Kashmir district of Baramulla, a police spokesman said.
He said troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and CRPF launched a joint search operation following a tip-off about the presence of militants at Pazalpora Dangiwacha, Sopore, in Baramulla early this morning. However, when the troops were sealing the area, the militants hiding there opened fire with automatic weapons, he said, adding that security forces also retaliated, ensuing in an encounter.
The operation was going on when the reports last came in, he said, adding that details are awaited. On Thursday, two militants were killed in an encounter by security forces at Kreeri, Pattan, in Baramulla district. UNI