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Encounter between security forces, militants in Sopore

Srinagar: An encounter is underway between security forces and militants holed up in a house at Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Natipora area of Sopore at around 3:30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

During the searches, the militants, believed to be two in number, opened fire on the forces, triggering the gun-battle, he said.

The official said there has been no casualty so far.