Video| Gunfight underway in Handwara in north Kashmir

An official said that Special Operations Group (SOG) Handwara and Army’s 6 RR cordoned off Hingnikoot Ramhal area of Handwara after “specific input” about the presence of militants.

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Publish Date: Aug 22 2017 8:20AM | Updated Date: Aug 22 2017 1:26PM
Video| Gunfight underway in Handwara in north KashmirGunfight underway in Handwara in north Kashmir (File pic)

A gunfight is underway between militants and government forces in Handwara area of frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir.

An official said that Special Operations Group (SOG) Handwara and Army’s 6 RR cordoned off Hingnikoot Ramhal area of Handwara after “specific input” about the presence of militants.

He said militants hiding in the area opened fire on a search party, triggering a gunfight.

Two to three militants are believed to be trapped inside the cordon.

More details are awaited.