SRINAGAR: An encounter broke out on Wednesday between militants and counter insurgent forces in Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.
Police said a joint team of police and army launched a cordon and search operation at Pichnad Machil in Kupwara.
#Encounter going on near Pichnad Machil area of #Kupwara district. Army and Kupwara police on job. Further details shall follow.@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) May 3, 2023
As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering a gunfight, they said.
More details are awaited.