Encounter rages in Kupwara

Srinagar, May 21: A gunfight broke out between armed forces and militants at Drugmulla of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

According to reports in media a senior police officer said that SOG, army’s 47 RR and CRPF cordoned off the Check Drugmulla area following specific information about the presence of some militants.

The forces intensified the cordon-and-search operation and fired several warning shots towards the suspected spot, the officer said, adding that the militants hiding inside the house opened fire, triggering off an encounter.

When reports last came in, the gunfight was going on in the area.

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