Encounter begins between militants, security forces in Kupwara : Kashmir

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An encounter between security forces and militants has started in north Kashmir's Kupwara district today.  

Security forces launched a search operation in Langate area of Handwara in Kupwara following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there, a police officer said.

He added that, “The militants opened firing at the security forces when they were conducting search.”

"As a cordon was being laid, the militants fired upon the forces, which was retaliated, but the militants managed to escape," the officer said. 

The search operation is still in process.