Gunfight breaks out between security forces, militants in J&K’s Sopore

The defence spokesperson said Pakistan has made a number of attempts in the last 36 hours to disturb peace in the Valley and to target Amarnath Yatra. Representative purpose only. Photo: PTI File.

A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces in Sopore town of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday (August 3), police said.

On specific information about the presence of militants in Warpora area of Sopore, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, the hiding militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, ensuing a gunfight, the official said.

The exchange of firing was going on, he said, adding that there were no reports of any casualty on either side.