Encounter breaks out between militants and security forces

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Encounter breaks out in Handwara

By Manpreet Kaur

August 22, 2017

Handwara Encounter: An encounter broke out today between militants and security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the police said.  

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Handwara, 85 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

He said during searches, the militants opened fire on security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.

The official said two-three militants were believed to be holed up in the area. No casualties have been reported so far, he added.PTI