Heavy firing exchanges broke out on Wednesday, April 8 between terrorists and the security forces in  Sopore town, Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. 

According to police, at least 4-5 militants are trapped in a building. Police officials said following information about the presence of terrorists in the Arampora area of Sopore town, security forces started a cordon and search operation in the area late Tuesday evening.  

J&K encounter

Heavy firing underway

According to reports, contingents of Army's 22 RR, 179 CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOG) of police have cordoned off Gulababad area of Arampora, Sopore.

"As the surrounding security forces closed on the hiding terrorists, they resorted to indiscriminate firing at the security forces triggering an encounter which is now going on", sources said.

All entry and exit points into the area have been sealed. Reports said two to three terrorists could be hiding in the area.

(To be updated further)