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Government forces on Sunday launched a cordon-and-search operation in parts of Sopore following some gunshots near Seelu area of the apple town.

Reports reaching GNS said that some gunshots were heard from an orchard near Zangir Mode in Seelu area.

Soon after the incident, a joint team of SOG and army cordoned off the Zangir Mode and New Colony Sopore, they said.

The forces according to reports have apprehensions that militants fired the gunshots towards the naka party and later with the help of additional reinforcement has launched cordon-and-search operation in the whole area.

SP Sopore Javid Iqbal said that a police team has been deputed to the site and are verifying the incident.

SP, however confirmed the forces have launched searches in the parts of Sopore.