SRINAGAR-- At least two militants and two army soldiers were killed on Thursday in a gunfight between the security forces and separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
"An encounter started at Laribal Rajwar (Handwara) forest area in Kupwara district between troops of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and militants during the night," said a senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar on Friday, adding that the gun fight was still on.
Managed to kill 2 militants so far, the operation is underway: Garib Das (DIG, North Kashmir) on Handwara Encounter pic.twitter.com/aS7SsOWciS— ANI (@ANI_news) September 11, 2015
"Two jawans of the RR and two militants were killed in this encounter as per reports received."
Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot to augment the strength of the security forces and hunt down the militants, the officer added.