Srinagar: A massive search operation on friday was
launched in Kupwara district of north Kashmir after
militants exchanged fire with a patrol party.
A joint patrol party of police and Rashtriya Rifles came
under fire from a group of heavily-armed militants in Sogam
forest late Thursday night, official sources said.
They said security forces, who had moved to the forest
area on getting information about the presence of militants,
retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for nearly
There was no immediate report of any casualty on either
side during the gunbattle, the sources said adding the ultras
fled the scene taking advantage of darkness.
Reinforcements have been rushed to the area on friday morning
and a massive search operation was on to flush out the
militants, the sources said.