Shootout in Lolab forests; searches on

Army soldier injured in stand-off with militants in north Kashmir's Kupwara

Security forces Tuesday intensified searches in Lolab forests of Kupwara district after a brief exchange of fire with militants.

A police official said that based on specific information about the presence of militants in the forests, security forces cordoned the area and launched searches.

“Initially there was a brief exchange of fire with militants, however after that there has been no contact. The searches are on,” SP Kupwara, Shri Ram Ambarkar said.