An encounter between security forces and militants was reported in Baramulla area of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning. One militant was gunned down by the security forces in the operation. Receiving specific inputs about a militant hide-out, security forces including the Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group (SOG) of the state police surrounded Reban village on the outskirts of Sopore town.

Security forces cordoned off the entire area and combing operations are on. The villagers of the vicinity have been asked to leave the village for sometime so that no civilian is caught in the possible crossfire.

 

Schools and other educational institutions have been closed and internet services have been shut down in the district.

(This is a breaking story…..further details awaited)