Militants of Thursday attacked an army camp in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, prompting security forces to retaliate, army said.


"At around 5 AM, militants opened firing on an army camp at Langate in Kupwara district, which was retaliated by the alert jawans," an army official said.


He said there was a stand-off firing for about 15-20 minutes. No casualties were reported in the exchange of fire.

 

After the first attack was foiled, the army started conducting search operations in the area. "The troops were alert and the attack was foiled," the official said, adding that a search operation was going on.


The militants then again opened fire at the forces. "There was firing once again on the camp at 6:30 AM as the forces were conducting the search operation," an Army official said.


He said the operation was on and additional forces have been rushed to the area.