30/10/2016 12:37 PM IST | Updated 30/10/2016 12:37 PM IST

Encounter Underway In Kupwara, Says Indian Army

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation on Diwali morning.

Danish Ismail / Reuters
Representative image. Indian army soldiers keep guard on top of a shop along a highway on the outskirts of Srinagar, September 29, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

SRINAGAR -- An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir today, army said here.

Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in the forest area of Kupwara this morning following information about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said.

He said some gunshots were exchanged at the start of the operation which was continuing when the last reports were received.

Further details are awaited, he added.