Gunfight breaks out in Kupwara forest

Gunfight breaks out in Kupwara forest
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Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants at Check Halmatpora area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday.
A police officer told news agency GNS that a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Check Fatehkhan adjacent to forest area of Halmatpora today at around 3:00 pm.
As the joint team of forces intensified the searches, the militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering off an encounter, the officer said.