J&K: Encounter underway in Kupwara's Trehgam area

J&K: Encounter underway in Kupwara's Trehgam area

However, no fresh contact has been established with militants by forces today.

"We started operations at midnight on specific information of terrorists hiding", IGP Kashmir Munir Khan told media.

Separately, the Army and police launched a joint operation in the forests of Zirhama, 11 km from Kupwara town.

The troops retaliated and in the exchange of fire, which lasted over an hour, three Pakistani militants of the LeT were killed, the official said, as per PTI.

Meanwhile, DGP SP Vaid hailed the forces for the successful operation in Handwara.

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A search operation was launched in forest areas in Kupwara after intelligence inputs alerted presence of militants in the encounter site.

On Saturday, security forces killed six militants in an encounter in the Hajin area of Bandipora district. In a separate encounter in the same district, an Army jawan was killed.

General officer commanding of the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General JS Sandhu, had said the army has to deal with a "very difficult" terrain along the LoC, where the visibility is sometimes low, terrorists manage to infiltrate due to this.

In Bandipore district, soldiers resorted to aerial firing after they were attacked with stones in Chandergeer and Sadarkot Bala and at both places they dispersed the protesters by resorting to aerial firing.

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