An encounter is underway in Handwara area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir between security forces and terrorists, the police said on Tuesday.
Two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped, ANI reported. Further details are awaited.
J&K: Encounter underway in Kupwara between Security forces and terrorists,2 to 3 terrorists believed to be trapped (Visuals deferred) pic.twitter.com/x0ziqdjInA
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The security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have stepped up measures to strike down militancy in Kashmir. In August alone, multiple militants have been taken down by the officials in separate encounters.
On 9 August, the security forces gunned down three militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants, while one militant was killed in a fierce gunbattle with the forces on 7 August.
On 3 August, two militants were killed in Shopian district of south Kashmir. An Army major and a jawan were killed in the encounter.
With inputs from PTI
Updated Date: Aug 22, 2017 09:24 AM