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 Encounter breaks out in North Kashmir's Sopore

Encounter breaks out in North Kashmir's Sopore

India Blooms News Service | | 14 Jan 2015, 10:33 am
Srinagar, Jan 14 (IBNS) A fierce gun battle has started here between security forces and millitants in North Kashmir' Sopore town, 55 kms from Srinagar.

Sources told IBNS that on a tip off Police and army launched  a search operation in Sofi Hamam area of Sopore town, about the presence of some militants believed to be inside a house.

When the security forces approached towards the house, the militants opened fire at them with automatic weapons triggering a gunbattle which is still on at 10 am.

Senior police officials  of the town told IBNS that initial reports suggest that one  Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist t is inside the house.

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)