Army, militants locked in fierce gun battle in Kupwara

A fierce gun battle is on between the Army and militants in Zaloora area of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.

ANI| Last Updated: Aug 23, 2014, 09:41 AM IST

Kupwara: A fierce gun battle is on between the Army and militants in Zaloora area of Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the local residents, the firing began last evening.
Noor Fatima, a local resident said, "The firing started during the evening. After the firing, vehicles kept moving all night. There is such a huge presence of Army near our home that we cannot even get out of our home."

According to reports, the firing by the militants started after the Army launched a search operation last evening after receiving an intelligence tip-off that LeT militants may be hiding in the area.

No casualties have been reported so far in the gun battle.