Encounter breaks out in Machil Kupwara

SRINAGAR (KIMS) — An encounter breaks out between government forces and militants at Pichnad village in Machil area of Kupwara district in North Kashmir on Wednesday.

Reports said a joint team of government forces including Indian Army, J&K Police and CRPF had launched Cordon-and-Search-Operation (CASO) at Pichnad village in Kupwara district following the inputs about presence of militants in the area.

They said that as the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

The encounter was going-on when reports last came in. — (KIMS)