Encounter breaks out in J&K's Kupwara

Encounter breaks out in J&K's Kupwara

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir district late Wednesday night following information about the presence of militants in there. (PTI File Photo)

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir district late Wednesday night following information about the presence of militants in there, a police official said.

He said the cordon was maintained during the night and the forces zeroed in on the location of the militants in the morning.

There was a brief exchange of fire between the two sides, the official said.

He said search operation is going on in the area. Further details are awaited.