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Phone services suspended in Sopore areas as encounter rages on

Authorities on Wednesday suspended mobile phone services in several areas of Sopore as an encounter raged on in Bomai area of the Baramulla district in north Kashmir.

A senior police officer said that the telephony services were temporarily suspended to stop rumours about the encounter.

Earlier, army and police cordoned off the Bomai area after inputs about the presence of militants.

Reports said a militant is trapped inside the village and the firefight is on.

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