Kashmir: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara district
A militant was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, an army official said.
Srinagar: A militant was killed on Tuesday in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, an army official said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 kilometres from Srinagar, following information about presence of militants there, the official said.
He said during searches, the militants opened fire on security forces who retaliated, triggering a gun battle. The official said one militant has been killed so far and the operation was still in progress.
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These exchanges took place at Punjab’s Attari, along the Rajasthan front and in Jammu, and with the BGB along the border with Bangladesh
An official statement said that a blinking red light was observed by the troops at a height of 200 metres but the object went back across the border after personnel fired at it