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A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Kandi forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday morning.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 47 RR, 28 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Portel Nad and Razdan Nad – upper reaches of Kandi connecting Lolab forests.

Reports said that there was heavy firing in the forests while the joint team launched searches in the area.

An army officer said that the operation was launched in the woods following intelligence inputs about the movement of suspected militants in the area.

Police sources told Kashmir Life that no contact has been established yet and no fire from the other side.

Quoting SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar news agency GNS said that the encounter between the militants and the forces is going on in the upper reaches of Kandi.


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