Militants and government forces exchanged fire in the forest area of Kachama in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last night.
Official sources said that a group of militants and army’s search party had a stand-off late last night at the upper belt of Kachama forests known as Tunga Top.
The exchange of firing continued intermittently till pre-dawn hours today, they said.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar also confirmed the stand-off and said that the firing has stopped as of now.
“The search operation has been launched in the area to find out anybody or to trace out the militant group,” he said. (GNS)