A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Sopore village of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Thursday.

Reports reaching GNS said that that army’s 22 RR, CRPF and SOG cordoned off the Bunpora Mohalla of Dangerpora Sopore area this morning.

Soon after the joint team of forces intensified the searches and fired some gunshots amid the cordon leading to an encounter, they said.

A police officer also confirmed that the gunfight broke out between the militants and the government forces in the area and said that two militants are believed to be trapped.

He said that earlier the cordon-and-search operation was launched in the area following specific information about the presence of some militants.

When reports last came in the firefight was going on.

Meanwhile authorities suspended internet services in Sopore town as a precautionary measure in wake of this operation.

While to prevent any law and order problem Additional Deputy Commissioner Sopore Ashiq Hussain Lily in a statement issued to GNS ordered closure of all colleges, Higher secondary in Sopore and all higher secondaries in Zaingeer belt. (GNS)