4 militants, soldier killed in Handwara gunfight: Army

Baramulla: Four unidentified militants and a soldier have been killed in a gunfight in a forest area in the neighboring Kupwara district.

The encounter started after the soldiers of 9 Para and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police cordoned off Hardwuna forests in Vilgam area of Handwara on Wednesday night after a tip-off, Defence Spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta told Kashmir Reader. He said in the encounter that concluded this morning, four unknown militants and a soldier were killed.