Encounter rages in Warpora Sopore, Sec 144 imposed, internet suspended | KNO

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Encounter rages in Warpora Sopore, Sec 144 imposed, internet suspended | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Sopore, February 21 (KNO) : Gunfight broke out between forces and militants in Warpora village of Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district and authorities have imposed Section 144 in the area to thwart protests. Sources told KNO that an encounter broke out between forces and militants in Warpora village of Sopore after forces launched search operation jointly following the inputs about the presence of militants. To thwart protests that usually erupt at gunfight sites between people and forces authorities imposed section 144 in the area. "In view of the apprehension of law and order problem, restrictions under sec 144 CRPC are hereby imposed on the gathering of more than 4 persons in entire Sub-division Sopore with effect from evening 21-02-2019 till further orders," officials said. Earlier a team of Army’s 22 RR, Special Operations Group of Police (SOG) and CRPF jointly conducted searches in Warpora area of Sopore following the inputs about the presence of militants there. However, sources said that two to three militants of Lashkar are believed to be trapped in the village. The exchange of fire was going when the report was last filed. Meanwhile, mobile internet services have been suspended in Sopore.(KNO)