Encounter begins in Sopore

Sopore: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in this north Kashmir town on Sunday evening.
Reports said acting on a specific information about the presence of militants at Krankshivan Colony in Sopore, a joint team of army’s 52 RR, 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned the area at around 5:15 pm.
Later at around 8:00 pm, the forces intensified the searches prompting the militants to try to break the cordon and open fire on the troops. The encounter was going on when Kashmir Reader went to press.