Encounter underway in J&K’s Kupwara, 2-3 terrorists believed to be hiding

Srinagar: An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, army said in Srinagar.

2 to 3 terrorists were hiding in Kandi area of Kupwara, reports said.

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the forest area of Kupwara this morning following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, an army official said.

He said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which was continuing when the last reports were received.

Further details are awaited, he added.