Kupwara encounters called off

Baramulla: The encounters at two different places along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara sector have been called off by the army.
Official sources said that encounter which started near the Ragni post in Tangdar sector of Kupwara district on Saturday, in which a trooper Bashir Ahmad was killed and two other injured, has been called off . “However, forces with sniffer dogs have continued the search operations as militants escaped after the killing,” they said.
Sources claimed that militants were still hiding in the dense forest area.
The second encounter, which also started on Saturday in Keran sector along the LOC, in which army claimed that they have killed two militants who tried to sneak into this side of Kashmir, too has been called off.