Encounter breaks out between militants, security forces in Kupwara

Srinagar, Apr 1:An encounter broke out between mujahideen and indian occupational forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said

A search operation was launched by occupational forces in Zurhama forest area of Kupwara on information about presence of mujahideen there, following which the encounter broke out, the officials said

There were no casualties reported so far in the operation, they said. This is the first gun battle between mujahideen and occupational forces since the nationwide lockdown came in to force on March 25 to control the spread of coronavirus.

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