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Sopore: Shootout between militants and armed forces, internet services suspended

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Srinagar: Militants and armed forces exchanged fire briefly in Teliyan Arampora area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district early today.

Reports indicated that a joint team of armed forces had cordoned the area off last night following inputs of the presence of two militants.

A brief exchange of fire took place between the militants and the forces early today around 4:30am, they said.

“Internet has been suspended in the area as a precautionary measure,” an official stated.

All educational institutions remained closed in view of the shootout and search operation.

“All schools and degree college Sopore falling under the municipal limits of Sopore will remain shut today as a precautionary measure,” read an order, issued by the ADC Sopore.


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