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J&K: 2 militants killed in Handwara encounter

Two Militants Are Reported Killed By Security Forces In An Encounter That Broke Out This Morning In Handwara, Jammu-Kashmir. The Gunbattle Is Currently Underway As More Militants Are Believed To Be Hiding In The Area.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 18 Mar 2016, 04:02:48 PM
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New Delhi:

Two militants are reported killed by security forces in an encounter that broke out this morning in Handwara, Jammu-Kashmir. The gun battle is currently underway as more militants are believed to be hiding in the area.

The security forces have cordoned off the area to flush out the remaining militants.

“Two terrorists have been gunned down so far by the army in an ongoing operation at Petha Wadar of Handwara area in the district,” an army official said.

Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in the area, security forces last night launched a search operation there, he said.

The hiding militants fired upon the security forces triggering an encounter in which the two militants were killed, the official said.

He said the identity of the slain militants has not been ascertained yet.

The operation is in progress and further details are awaited, the official said.

With PTI inputs

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First Published : 18 Mar 2016, 10:52:00 AM