Militant killed in Handwara gunfight: Army

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Baramulla: Army today claimed to have killed an unidentified militant in an encounter in the forest area of neighbouring Kupwara district

A senior official told Kashmir Reader that the army’s 47 RR on Sunday night launched a cordon and search operation in the forest area of Magam after receiving information about the presence of militants.

“When the militants were cornered, they opened fire at the search team. In retaliatory fire, one unknown militant has been killed,” Army spokesperson R K Panday told Kashmir Reader.

He said that the search operation in the area was under progress.