Gunfight breaks out in north Kashmir’s Sopore

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Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — A fierce gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Warpora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday.

Reports reaching here said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 22RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Warpora.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed about the exchange of firing between the militants and security forces.

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The officer further said that the surrender option was also given to the trapped militants. “However, they refused to lay down the guns.”

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