Encounter underway between troops & militants in Kashmir.. Image Source: IANS News

Srinagar, July 12 : An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in the Sopore area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Sunday.

The encounter started Sunday morning after security forces got a specific input about the presence of terrorists in the Reban area of Sopore.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire triggering the encounter.

It is a joint operation by the police and the army.

"Joint Operation was launched today early morning on @JmuKmrPolice inputs. Cordon was laid & contact established. Firefight ensued. Joint Operation in progress," the army said in a statement.

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