Encounter breaks out near LoC in Tangdar

Srinagar: A gunfight started between government forces and militants near Line of Control in Tangdar sector of northern Kashmir’s Kupwara on Saturday.

Official sources said that the gunfight ensued after the army foiled an infiltration bid at eagle post at Karnah.

They said that army’s 20 JAT challenged the movement of a group of militants near Eagle Post along the LoC.

After being challenged, the infiltrators opened fire on the forces triggering off a gunfight, he said. 

The exchange of wire was going on when this report was being filed. 

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