J&K

Two militants killed in gunfight in Handwara gunfight

Two militants have been killed in an ongoing encounter between militants and the government forces in Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The identities of the militants are yet to be ascertained. An unnamed official told GNS that the gunfight erupted in an orchard, combing operation continues.

Earlier, a joint team of the police, army’s 23 Rashtriya Rifles, and Central Reserve Police Force launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in the area, there was firing upon the team from militants hiding in the area.

The fire was retaliated, triggering off a gunfight, they added.  Till this report was being filed intermittent firing was going on.(GNS)

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