Forces on Wednesday blasted a house in Bomai area of Sopore town in Baramulla district.Reports said that forces used IED explosives to blast the house that holds militants. However, they said the exchange of fire between suspected militants and forces is still on.
Earlier, a gunfight erupted between forces and suspected militants in the area. Top police sources said a Pakistani militant is in the siege and the fire fighting is going in. He is believed to be a Pakistani national who operates under the alias of Abu Bakar.
Authorities have snapped telephone link to the region and right now only BSNL is operating. They said the telecommunication was snapped to prevent civilians from getting information about the encounter till it is over. Civilians have been getting into the cordon areas and it created an ugly situation in south Kashmir recently, one official said.
Meanwhile, reports said that clashes between forces and youth erupted in Sopore town of the northern district of valley, Baramulla on Wednesday.
However, the reason of the clashes was not immediately known.
Protests, clashes between forces and civilian protesters have erupted in southern district of the Kashmir valley, Islamabad.
Reports said that people took to streets after a militant was killed in a shootout with forces.
Witnesses said clashes erupted in Bijbehara, Kanelwan, Bewoora and Srigufwara areas of the district after the news of death of Basit Rasool spread in the area.
Basit Rasool, a resident of Marhama village of Islamabad district was pursuing B Tech from Islamic University of Science and Technology (IUST) before joining militant ranks four months ago.