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Militants, security forces clash in Sopore

IANS  |  Srinagar 

A gunfight started on Thursday between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town.

Police said that security forces began a cordon and search operation in Warpora area following information about the presence of some militants. One of the militants lobbed a grenade.

"The militants suddenly fired at the security forces, triggering an encounter which is going on," a police officer said.

As a precaution, authorities have suspended mobile Internet service in Sopore town.

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First Published: Thu, March 21 2019. 11:22 IST
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