Srinagar: Security forces and militants are locked in a bitter gunfight ina forest area in Kupwara district since Saturday evening. A special operation group of army and police personnel have gunned down a militant so far.
RR soldiers and the SOG laid a cordon around Waderbala area of Handwara after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants in the forests, DIG (north Kashmir) Gareeb Daas told Kashmir Reader.
“When the joint team started further advances into the woods, the heavily armed militants opened indiscriminate fire towards them in a bid to break the cordon.The joint team has returned the fire,” he said.
Two-three militants, Daas said, are believed to be holed up in the area.