Government forces lay siege to Sopore village


SOPORE — Government forces on Thursday laid a siege to Sopore village in north Kashmir and launched a search operation.

Reports reaching here said that a joint team of Army’s 22RR, Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and paramilitary CRPF laid a siege to Banpura, Dangerpora village of Sopore during early hours.

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Officials while confirming the cordon-and-search operation in the area said that some suspected militants are believed to be hiding in the area.

However, there were no immediate reports of any untoward incident.

“The government forces have surrounded the area and searches are going on,” officials said.

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