Srinagar: At least five militants were gunned down in a joint operation by police and the army in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.
Four army jawans were injured in the nine-hour long gunfight.
After a tip-off about the presence of militants in Kupwara's Drugmulla village, a joint team of police and army had cordoned-off the area.
Five terrorists were gunned down in the ensuing gunfight.
Citing an army official, the Indian Express reported that as the security forces were conducting a search operation, the holed-up militants fired upon them.
“The security forces retaliated, triggering an encounter, the official said. Intermittent firing was going on when last reports came in,” the reported quoted the officer as saying.