Army, militants exchange gunfire in B’pora forests

The militants and forces on Saturday evening exchanged brief gunfire in the forest area of Bandipora.
A police officer said a group of militants fired on army’s 14 RR party in Raynar forest area this evening. “Army men were conducting searches in the forest area when militants fired on them”.
He said both sides exchanged gunfire for some time.
There was no immediate report of any casualty on either side.
After the encounter, more army and police men were rushed to the area to tighten the siege and prevent militants from escaping from the area.
The police official said it was not immediately known whether the militants managed to escape from the forest area.