Gunfight breaks out in north Kashmir's Kupwara

A fierce gunfight breaks out between the security forces and militants in Kandi forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

An official said that the gunfight broke out today morning.

A joint team of army’s 47 RR, 28 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Portel Nad and Razdan Nad – upper reaches of Kandi connecting Lolab forests, local news agency GNS reported.

An army officer said that the operation was launched in the woods following intelligence inputs about the movement of suspected militants in the area.

SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar told GNS that the gunfight between the militants and the security forces is going on in the upper reaches of Kandi.