Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces gun down 4 terrorists in Kupwara

20 March 2018, 07:38 PM
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces gun down 4 terrorists in Kupwara (file photo)
Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces gun down 4 terrorists in Kupwara (file photo)

Security forces have gunned down four terrorists in an encounter at Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, said defence spokesperson.

According to an senior IPS officer of Jammu and Kashmir, encounter between joint security forces including the Indian Army and state police and militants broke out around 3:30pm at Halmatpora forest.

“The militants opened fire at the joint security forces at Kupwara district while they were in an combing operation at Halmatpora forest,” the IPS officer added.

The officer added that the soldiers retaliated swiftly to the ambush and gunned down four terrorists. “No security personnel was injured in the encounter,” the IPS officer said.

According to the IPS officer, the combing operation was launched on intelligence input.

First Published: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 07:27 PM
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