Sopore Gunfight: Army man injured, Operation on | KNO

Sopore Gunfight: Army man injured, Operation on | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Sopore, Apr 08 (KNO): An Army man was injured in an ongoing gunfight that broke out between forces and militants in Gulabad Arampora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday late night after several hours long seige, officials said. Also, officials said that the house where militants were believed to be hiding has caught fire. Official sources told wire service—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that contingents of Army 22 RR, SOG Sopore, 177 and 179 CRPF, 92 BN, Baramulla QRT and Police cordoned off Gulabad Arampora Sopore. As the forces intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire, which was retaliated and thus leading to a gun fight in the area. During the operation, the Army man was injured, officials said. Officials said that the army has already rushed more reinforcement  to the area. A police officer confirmed to—KNO, saying the cordon was launched following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the village. Sources said that two to three militants are believed to be trapped in the area. The firing was going on from both sides when this report was being filed—(KNO)