Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Sopore

Srinagar: An unidentified militant was on Wednesday killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore township of north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.

 Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Sopore

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Acting on a specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in Reban area of Sopore, security forces including the Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police launched a "cordon and search operation" this morning, a police official said.

As the forces were conducting the searches, he said, the militants opened fire upon them.

The forces retaliated, triggering an encounter, the official said, adding that the gun fight was going on when last reports came in and further details are awaited.

Authorities have closed all educational institutions, including Higher Secondary schools and the Degree College in Sopore.

Internet services have also been suspended in the area to prevent any misinformation.

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Updated Date: Sep 09, 2017 11:38:01 IST