Militants, army exchange fire in Kupwara forests

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Srinagar: Militants and government forces exchanged fire in the forest area of Kachama in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last night.

A group of militants and army’s search party had a stand-off late last night at the upper belt of Kachama forests known as Tunga Top, GNS quoting official sources reported.

The exchange of firing continued intermittently till pre-dawn hours today, they said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar also confirmed the stand-off and said that the firing has stopped as of now however the search operation was going on.