Gunfight rages in Rafiabad, Sopore

Gunfight rages in Rafiabad, Sopore

Sopore, Jun 19: An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces in Rafiabad area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Wednesday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Lyser, Hadipora area of Rafiabad in Sopore jurisdiction.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces, triggering an gunfight, official said.

As this report was being filed, an intermittent exchange of fire was going on.

Earlier, authorities as a precautionary measure closed government degree college Hadipora and Panash institution to ensure safety of students and staff—(KNO)

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