Gunfight rages in north Kashmir’s Handwara, one militant killed

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Srinagar: One unidentified militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter in a village in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Acting on a specific input about the presence of militants, army and Special Operations Group (SOG) of police cordoned off Sadal village of Handwara this aternoon and started search operation, a senior police official told Kashmir Reader.

As the searches were in progress, the militants hiding in the area opened random fire upon the search team.

“In the retaliatory fire, one unknown militant was killed. The exchange of gunfire is going on,” the official added.

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