Handwara, June 22: Government forces on Wednesday late evening launched a cordon-and-search operation at a village in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Police sources told that army’s 21 RR acting on a tip off, cordoned off a small hamlet Mukdam Mohalla in Wadder Bala area of Rajwar at around 9:15 pm.
As the forces conducted searches in the village, a firing incident occurred in the area. However, it could not be immediately ascertained whether exchange of gunfight took place or it was one sided firing by forces, sources said.
When reports last came in, the cordon-and-search operation was going on. (GNS)
2015 Kashmir Despatch