Gunfight breaks out in north Kashmir

Srinagar

A gunfight broke out between militants and army in woods along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.

Reports said that the soldiers manning the fence near “Teen Behak” in the Jumgund area of the LoC at around 1:00 p.m. intercepted the movement of a group of militants believed to be 5 to 6 in number.

The militants while trying to infiltrate in this side were challenged by the army, triggering off a brief exchange of gunfire, they said.

Meanwhile, additional reinforcement of the forces was rushed to the spot. They said due to inclement weather the operation may get prolonged even as all the exit points have been sealed. Army sources also confirmed the operation in the area. “When reports last came in, the operation was going on,” they said. (GNS)

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