Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between militants and government forces in Kandi forest area of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara district Thursday morning.
News-gathering agency GNS reported that a joint team of army’s 47 RR, 28 RR and Jammu and Kashmir police launched a cordon and search operation at Portel Nad and Razdan Nad – upper reaches of Kandi connecting Lolab forests.
As the searches were launched, heavy firing was going on in the forests.
An army officer said that the operation was launched in the woods following inputs about the movement of militants in the area.
He said that the contact was established soon after the forces challenged the movement of the group of militants.