Security forces on Friday gunned down two militants after an encounter broke out in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, news agency ANI reported.
Acting on a tip-off by local sources about the presence of militants in Watergam area of Sopore, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area.
As the security forces were closing in, the militants hiding in a house open fired on them, prompting the security personnel to retaliate.
“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing gunfight,” police sources said.
The gun battle was still on when the last reports came in. An unknown number of militants were believed to be holed up in the area.
Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the area.
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