Srinagar: An encounter started between militants and government forces at Sagipora forest area of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, sources said.
Official sources said that a joint team of army’s 22 RR and SOG launched a cordon and search operation at Sagipora forest following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area. As such the joint team of forces intensified the combing operation to trace the hiding militants and fired several warning shots.
The fire was retaliated by the hiding militants triggering a gunfight. When reports last came in the exchange of heavy gun fire was going on.