Police officer among 2 injured in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector of police was among two policemen injured in an ongoing encounter in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.
Reports said the gunfight broke out after Army’s 19 Maratha and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Police cordoned off Zunreshi area of Chowkibal on late Monday evening and launched a search operation.
As troops and cops intensified searches in the area, militants believed to be two in number opened heavy fire upon the forces, reports said. During the gunfight two policemen including an ASI of the SOG sustained bullet injuries. The injured were shifted to Army’s Drugmulla hospital.
The encounter was going on when reports last came in.