CASO turns into encounter b/w militants & SFs in Kupwara

An encounter ensued between militants and security forces during a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in the frontier district of Kupwara in north Kashmir, a police spokesman said Saturday afternoon.
He said troops of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a joint CASO at Dana Behak Warnow area in Kupwara following a tip-off about the presence of militants.
However, the CASO turned into encounter after militants hiding there opened indiscriminate firing with automatic weapons on security forces.