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2 militants killed in Sopore gunfight, bodies yet to be retrieved
Srinagar: Two militants have been killed in a five hour long gun battle in Sopore area of Baramulla district, police sources said on Thursday.

They said that the bodies of the two are yet to be retrieved as the forces have launched a search operation suspecting presence of third militant at the site of encounter.

Earlier forces cordoned Armpora area of Sopore after inputs about the presence of militants and started a search operation. Initially there was a brief exchange of fire between the forces and the militants.

The firing stopped, and after a lull, firing resumed, police sources said.

While there were reports of minor clashes near the gunfight site, the forces pressed in drones to keep a watch on hiding militants, sources added.

Meanwhile all routes leading towards Downtown Sopore, Arampora, Teeliyan, Batpora, Jamia Masjid and other areas have been sealed by the government forces and a heavy deployment has been put in place
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