SRINAGAR: At least one militant was today holed up in a mosque in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir as security forces launched an operation there.
An army official said security forces launched the operation in Kanthpora village of Lolab following information about the presence of militants in the area.
"After a brief exchange of firing, at least one militant took shelter in a local mosque," the official said.
He said the operation was being hampered by local residents who were pelting stones at security forces.
Several policemen, including an officer, were hurt in the stone pelting, a police official said.
The operation was going on till reports last came in, he added.