Security forces launch massive operation in North Kashmir

24 January 2009
The Daily Excelsior

Baramulla: An encounter broke out between militants and security forces at Shahnagri in Kupwara district of North Kashmir today, official sources said. The encounter started soon after police assisted by 30 Rashtriya Rifles cordoned off Shahnagri village of Handwara in Kupwara following specific information about the presence of militants, the sources said. They said the militants opened fire on the search party and an encounter ensued which was still continuing when last reports were received. Reinforcements have been rushed to the beseiged village and further details are awaited, the sources said.