Encounter breaks out in J-K's Kupwara district


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

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