Kashmir: Encounter starts in Kupwara forests

BK Online/ Srinagar
November 21, 2017 BREAKING NEWS 317 Views
Kashmir: Encounter starts in Kupwara forests
 A gun fight started between militants and Goverment forces in Zurhama forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday afternoon.
A police officer told news agency GNS that a joint team of  of Army’s 23 Para commandos, 160 TA, SOG and CRPF Cordoned off the forest area in Gujarpati, Zurhama, following specific inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.
As the joint team intensified the searches, the hiding militants opened fire triggering an encounter. When last reports came in intermittent firing was going on.
 Three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants have been killed in an encounter in Magam area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.
A senior police officer said that a joint team of army, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Khar Mohalla in Magam today morning.
As such the joint team of forces intensified the search operation the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter.

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