Srinagar, May 16 : An encounter was broke out between militants and goverment forces in Kandi forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday morning.

Reports reaching GNS said that a joint team of army’s 47 RR, 28 RR and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Portel Nad and Razdan Nad – upper reaches of Kandi connecting Lolab forests.

Reports said that there was heavy firing in the forests while the joint team launched searches in the area.

An army officer said that the operation was launched in the woods following intelligence inputs about the movement of suspected militants in the area.

He said that the contact was established soon after the forces challenged the movement of the group of militants in the forests.

SSP Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar told GNS that the encounter between the militants and the security forces is going on in the upper reaches of Kandi. (GNS)