Gunfight breaks out in Tangdar sector near LoC

Gunfight breaks out in Tangdar sector near LoC
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Srinagar: A gunfight between militants and government forces broke out near Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar confirmed to Kashmir Reader that the exchange of fire took place in Tangdar sector.

“The search operation was going on,” SSP said.

Army soldiers and a group of militants had a stand-off in the dense woods of Balthedyan along the LoC adjacent to Tony Post today morning.

The troops launched an operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of some militants, defence sources said.

The group of militants believed to be infiltrators opened fire triggering off a gunfight, they said.