2 militants, soldier killed in Sopore gunfight

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Srinagar, Oct 26:  Two militants and an army soldier were killed in a gunfight in north Kashmir’s Sopore area on Friday morning.

According  to a local news agency GNS army’s 22 RR, SOG and CRPF 92 BN launched a cordon-and-search operation in Pazalpora area of Sopore this morning.  “Militants present in the area opened fire on the search party which was retaliated triggering an encounter,” an official said.
He said two militants and a soldier were killed in the gunfight.
SSP Sopore Javid Iqbal said that the exchange of firing stopped and the searches has been launched to recover the bodies.
Meanwhile, in wake of the killing of the two militants, authorities have closed all colleges and higher secondary schools in Baramulla, Sopore and  Rafiabad.