Srinagar: A gunbattle broke out between
militants and security forces in a forest area in Kupwara
district of Jammu and Kashmir this evening, a police spokesman
Acting on a specific information that some militants
were hiding in Cronhama-Zechaldara forest near Handwara, 90
kms from here, security forces launched a search operation in
During the searches, militants believed to be four to
five in number fired at security forces, the spokesman said.
The jawans retaliated and a fierce gunbattle ensued
which was still on, he said adding there was no report of any
fatality so far.
Reinforcements had been rushed to the forest area to
flush out the militants, he said.