Sopore operation on, no fresh firing in area

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Srinagar: A massive anti-militant operation was going on in north Kashmir’s Sopore on Thursday which started after forces launched a cordon against the hiding militants.

CASO was launched in Arampora area of Teliyan Mohalla after input about the presence of militants, official sources said.

They added an exchange of fire took place today morning following which civilians were evacuated from the area.

Local sources said that all routes leading towards Downtown Sopore, Arampora, Teeliyan, Batpora, Jamia Masjid and other areas have been sealed and heavy deployment of government forces was in place around.

Though no fresh exchange of fire took place in the area however the serach operation was going on.

SSP Sopore Javed Iqbal earlier today confirmed the forces operation and presence of militants in the area.