Published On: Sat, Sep 9th, 2017

Fierce encounter underway in J&K’s Sopore, one terrorist killed

Srinagar: In an ongoing fierce encounter in Sopore town of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, one terrorist has been gunned down, said a police official.

Internet services have also been suspended in the area to curb any kind of misinformation

The police official said that acting on a specific inputs about a terrorist hide-out, security forces comprising the Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police surrounded Reban village on the outskirts of Sopore town.

He said that as the cordon was tightened, hiding terrorists opened fire at the security forces to break the security cordon and escape but counter fire from the security forces, a fierce encounter started and was still underway.

The police official said that as a part of security measure to avoid and kind of civilian casualty, all educational institutions, including Higher Secondary schools and the Degree College in Sopore have been closed.

Also, the internet services have also been suspended in the area to curb any kind of misinformation, added the police official.

The identity of the neutralised terrorist is still to be established.

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