SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
“The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir district late Wednesday night following information about the presence of militants in there”, a police official said.
“The cordon was maintained during the night and the forces zeroed in on the location of the militants in the morning”, he added.
“There was a brief exchange of fire between the two sides”, the official said.
As per the report, a search operation is going on in the area.
Further details are awaited.
With inputs from PTI