Exchange of fire between militants and forces in north Kashmir’s Sopore

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Srinagar: Government forces and militants exchanged brief fire during cordon and search operation (CASO) in Arampora area of north Kashmir’s Sopore on Thursday.

Earlier, forces launched a CASO in Teliyan Mohalla of the town and started door to door searches early today.

SSP Sopore Javed Iqbal confirmed to Kashmir Reader that exchange of fire took place between militants and forces.

“We are evacuating civilian from the area,” SSP said.

Sources said that contact was established with holed up militants after forces zeroed in a particular spot.