Handwara Gunfight: One militant killed, Ops on

Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — An unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between the forces and militants in Rajwar village in Handwara of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources told the news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a militant has been killed while his identification is being ascertained. They said that the operation is going on in the area.

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Earlier, following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched this night during which the hiding militants fired upon the security forces, which was retaliated, leading to an encounter, they said.

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