Kupwara forest shootout: Body of militant recovered during searches

The body of a militant was recovered during a search operation launched after standoff with army in the forest area of Kachama in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday.
Kupwara forest shootout: Body of militant recovered during searches
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The body of a militant was recovered during a search operation launched after standoff with army in the forest area of Kachama in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Friday.

A senior army officer told GNS that the body of a militant was recovered by the search party this morning along with an AK-rifle at Tunga Top- the upper belt of Kachama forests.

The officer said that the search operation in the area is still going on to trace out the other members of the group.

PRO Defence said the gunfight near Trehgam ended at 5:30 am with the killing of a militant. "The operation is over," he said.

Earlier, sources had said that the group of militants and army's 10 JAK search party had a stand-off late last night at Tunga Top forests.

The exchange of fire continued intermittently till pre-dawn hours today, they said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar had 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 had said.

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