Security forces have recovered arms and ammunition from the forest area in Handwara area of Kupwara district where a brief encounter took place with militants on Sunday night, police said on Monday.
Troops of 6 Rashtriya Rifles noticed some suspicious movement in Kehmal forest area of Handwara on Sunday and challenged the heavily armed militants, a police official said.
He said the militants opened firing towards security forces, who retaliated forcing the ultras to flee from the spot.
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There were casualties in the brief exchange of firing between the two sides, the official said.
During the search of the encounter scene, the army personnel recovered a pistol, two pistol magazines, 40 rounds of ammunition, one power bank with battery charging cable, a binocular, seven dry batteries, an axe and a walking stick, he said.
Police has registered a case under various sections of law in connection with the incident.