Massive CASO underway in Nowgam sector in Kupwara
Kupwara: A massive Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) is going on in the forests in Nowgam sector in the frontier district of Kupwara, where a group of militants is believed to have sneaked in after an infiltration bid on Thursday night, sources said.
They said an encounter ensued near the Line of Control (LoC) after alert troops foiled an infiltration bid from Pakistan administered Kashmir in the frontier district of Kupwara on Thursday.
They said troops guarding the LoC, noticed a group of militants sneaking into this side at Peer-ki-Gali post in Naugam sector in Kupwara. However, when challenged militants resorted to indiscriminate firing, they said adding the fire was returned ensuing in an encounter.
Despite snow and other weather odds, additional troops were rushed from different direction towards the area to foil any attempt by the militants to escape.
“Two to three militants are trapped in the area and CASO was going on when the reports last came in,” sources added.