Gunfight rages along LoC in north Kashmir

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Srinagar: A gunfight started between government forces and militants near Line of Control in Tangdar sector of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara on Saturday.

Official sources said that the gunfight ensued after the army foiled an infiltration bid at eagle post at Karnah.

They said that army’s 20 JAT challenged the movement of a group of militants near Eagle Post along the LoC.

After being challenged, the infiltrators opened fire on the forces triggering off a gunfight, he said.

An army spokesman based in Kupwara said that alert troops manning the fence foiled the infiltration bid today in the morning.

Amid the ongoing operation, the officer said that so far there is no immediate report of any casualty on the either side. With inputs from GNS