An encounter between a joint team of police and army, and suspected militants is underway in the Batpora area of Handwara district in Jammu and Kashmir, media reports said. According to CNN-News 18, the team had cordoned off the area after getting information on suspected militants hiding there. The militants subsequently fired upon the forces, triggering a shootout.
#BREAKING - A joint team of police and army cordoned off the Batpora area of Handwara district in J&K this afternoon. Reports claim the team closed in on a suspected hiding spot of militants, who fired upon the forces triggering a shootout. The operation is still underway pic.twitter.com/s2lEHo0bxd
— News18 (@CNNnews18) July 19, 2018
The security forces have also launched a massive combing operation to flush out the terrorists who are suspected to be hiding in the area, Zee News reported.
Earlier, on Thursday, there were reports of firing upon a police team in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said. Meanwhile, intelligence agencies have warned the government that a group of terrorists could be waiting near the Line of Control (LoC) to infiltrate into the Indian territory.
The intel reports have suggested that the terrorists plan to carry out a big terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir and they may target the Amarnath Yatra as well.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Jul 19, 2018 16:55 PM