Three militants are believed to be killed in the gunfight which started early Tuesday near Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district.
Suspicious movement of about eight to nine persons was noticed in the area between the LoC and fencing in Furkian gali in Kupwara, a Defence spokesman said.
On being challenged, the militants opened fire which was retaliated. Sources said that at least three suspected militants were killed so far in the ongoing gunfight on the LoC.
“Heavy casualty is expected on the militant side. However, the operation is still in progress as intermittent exchange of firing is going on,” the spokesman said.