Holed up ultras,security forces trade fire in Kupwara

Security personnel retaliated triggering a gunbattle,no casualty reported so far.

Written by PTI | Srinagar | Published: December 2, 2013 6:26:37 pm

An encounter broke out between militants,holed up in a house,and security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday,police sources said.

Acting on a specific information about the presence of militants in a house in Shatipora village at Handwara,some 90 km from here,army and police launched a joint operation in the area.

As security forces cordoned the area,the militants fired at them,the sources said.

Security personnel retaliated triggering a gunbattle,they said,adding there was no report of any casualty so far.

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