An encounter between militants and the army has reportedly started in a remote forest area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Preliminary reports suggest one militant is dead in the gunbattle.
According to reports, a contingent of the army came in contact with militants in Lolab area, more than 100 km north of Srinagar, in the evening. Preliminary reports suggest that the operation by the army to comb an area after a tip off about militants presence was started around 5 pm. Till late evening, the operation was on.
The army suspects that there is a group of militants hiding in the dense forests of Lolab. Till last reports came in, the operation was.