Hours before Home minister Rajnath Singh's visit to Kupwara, militants attacked security forces at village Haril. However, there was no report of any injury or casualty.
According to reports, a patrolling party of 30 RR came under fire from suspected militants. The exchange of fire was brief. Militants fled the spot.
Army and SOG rushed to the spot and cordoned off the area. The searches continued for several hours.