A brutal gun-battle on Tuesday morning broke out between security forces and militants in Sopore town of Baramulla district.
Official sources said that a joint team of Army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles, special operations group (SOG) and CRPF cordoned Nowpora village of Tujjer in Sopore late last night and started a search operation following information about the presence of militants.
“As the cordon was tightened the militants hiding in the area opened fire upon the forces triggering a gunfight,” official said.
Meanwhile, authorities have suspended the Internet services and closed all educational institutions in Sopore.
The operation is underway to trace out the militants.