Gunfight rages near LoC in Kupwara

Gunfight rages near LoC in Kupwara
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Srinagar, July 21: A gunfight broke out between militants and the government forces near the Line of Control (LoC) in Tanghdar area in Kupwara on Saturday.
The army’s 6 Gadhwal and a group of militants had a stand-off in the dense woods of Balthedyan along the LoC adjacent to Tony Post today morning, reported GNS news agency.
“The troops this morning launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of militants. As the forces intensified the searches, a group of militants opened fire on them, triggering off a gunfight. “Additional reinforcements have been rushed to the site,” said the officer.
SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar said an exchange of fire took place in Balthadiyan area near Tony post.