Fresh gunfight starts at Handwara village

Fresh firing started between government forces and militants on Thursday at Shatgund, Qalamabad in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Frontier district.

Reports reaching GNS said that the a joint team of army and SOG cordoned off Shatgund Balla area at around 2:30 am.

The Joint team later at around 3:00 am fired some warning shots towards the suspected spot but there was no respond from militants.

A senior police officer told GNS that after searches for 6 hours fresh contact was established between forces and hiding militants.

Till this report was filed intermittent exchange of firing was going on.

Meanwhile all educational institutions across North Kashmir have been closed for precautionary measures.