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Two LeT militants believed to be trapped

Baramulla, Jul 22: A gunfight broke out between militants and security forces at Warpora village of Sopore of north Kashmir’s Baraamulla district on Thursday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint team of Police, Army’s 22 RR, SOG and CRPF 179, 177 and 92 launched a Cordon and Search Operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

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He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between forces and militants.

He said that two militants affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) are believed to be trapped in the area—(KNO)