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Kashmir encounter: two militants holed up in Baramulla district

Follwoing the gun battle, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation last night

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

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An is underway between holed up inside a house and security forces in Rafiabad area of Kashmir's

The broke out in Pazalpora village in Sopore township of the district this morning, a police official said, adding that two are suspected to be in the house.

Following intelligence inputs about the presence of in the area, security forces launched a cordon and last night.

The official said the was halted for the night but the forces maintained the cordon to stop the militants from escaping.

The operation was resumed this morning and the gunfight started after the trapped militants opened fire on the forces, which was responded to, he said.

The firing was going on when last reports came in, the official said.

First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 09:59 IST