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Encounter between militants and forces underway in J-K’s Kupwara

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, the army said in Srinagar.

india Updated: Oct 30, 2016 13:35 IST
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An army soldier stands guard near a check post outside Badami Bagh cantonment of the Army in Srinagar.
An army soldier stands guard near a check post outside Badami Bagh cantonment of the Army in Srinagar.(Waseem Andrabi/HT File Photo)

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, the army said in Srinagar.

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the forest area of Kupwara this morning following information about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said.

He said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which was continuing when the last reports were received.

Further details are awaited, he added.