American M-4 rifle recovered after gunfight in north Kashmir woods

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A 5.56 mm M-4 rifle and a pouch were recovered by a joint team of army and police after a gunfight with militants in Dana Behak, Warnow area of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday.

A local news agency, Global News Service (GNS), reported that a joint team of the police and Army’s Rashtroya Rifles 28 launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Dana Behak forests.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, unidentified official sources told GNS that the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight.

There was a lull after initial gunfight following which searches were launched which culminated into recovery of 5.56 mm M-4, Pithu bag, motorola wireless set, they said. “The search operation will continue,” they added. (GNS)

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