Srinagar, Mar 28: A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants at Yaroo village of Langate, Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
A police official said a cordon and search operation ( CASO) was launched in the village following inputs about the presence of militants on Wednesday night.
“Exchange of fire at #Yaroo area in #Handwara. Area under cordon. Details will follow,” Kashmir Zone Police wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, authorities snapped internet services on mobile phones in Handwara and Sopore Police districts.