Gunfight erupts in J&K during search operation

A gunfight erupted on Saturday between holed up militants and the security forces in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

Receiving specific inputs about a militant hide-out, security forces including the Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police surrounded Reban village on the outskirts of Sopore town.

“As the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire at the security forces triggering the gunfight, which is still on,” a police official said.

Authorities have closed all educational institutions, including Higher Secondary schools and the Degree College in Sopore.

Internet services have also been suspended in the area to prevent any misinformation.

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