Fresh gunfight breaks out in Bandipora forests


Government forces and militants on Monday exchanged a fresh firing in the forest area of Bandipora district of north Kashmir.

Official sources said that a gunfight broke out between army’s 14 RR search party and the militants hiding in the woods of Raynar forests.

He said that the exchange of gunfire in going on.

However, there was no immediate report of any causality on either side.

A massive search operation was ongoing to track down the militant group, the officer said.

The fresh gunfire broke out today in the morning when the army’s 14 RR along with the additional reinforcement has intensified the combing operation in the dense forests to trace out the hiding militants.

On Saturday evening, the officer had said that army’s 14 RR cordoned off Raynar forest area following the suspicious movement.

As such the forces launched the cordon, militants hiding in the area opened fire upon them triggering off a brief exchange of gunfire, he had said.


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