SRINAGAR — Gunfight has started between militants and government forces in higher reaches of Barote Village of Rajouri district on Sunday.
Reports said that a joint team of police and army launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in the area after receiving specific input about the presence of some militants.
As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.
A senior police officer also confirmed the exchange of fire between militants and government forces.
The gunfight was underway as this report was being filed.