Security forces exchange fire with militants in Kupwara, encounter underway

An Army official said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which is ongoing when reports last came in.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:October 30, 2016 1:33 pm
kupwara-759 An Army official said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which is ongoing when reports last came in.

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir Sunday, army said here. Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the forest area of Kupwara this morning following information about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said.

He said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which is ongoing when reports last came in. Further details are awaited, he added.