Army, militants exchange brief gunfire in Kupwara forests, searches launched

Jehangir Lolabi

Srinagar, June 18: Army and militants on Monday evening exchanged a brief gunfire in Dedikote forest area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

A police officer told GNS that militants attacked army’s patrolling party of 4 VIKAS, sub-unit of 47 RR in Dedikote forest area in Vilgam today evening.

The army retaliated the fire, triggering of a brief exchange of gunfire, he said.

Following the incident, additional reinforcements were rushed to the site, he said, adding that a massive search operation was launched which is underway to trace out the group of militants. (GNS)

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