Firing between militants and forces resumes in Sopore

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Srinagar: Firing between militants and government forces resumed in Arampora area of Telyan Mohalla in north Kashmir’s Sopore after a brief exchange of fire on Thursday.

A joint team of Police and Army’s 22RR had launched cordoned and search operation (CASO) in Arampora area of Teliyan Mohalla after specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

During searches the hiding militants and forces exchanged brief fire after which the cordon was tightened.

Soon the civilians were evacuated from the area, police sources said.

Local sources said that a gunfight has started in the area and heavy exchange of fire was going on.