Two suspected militants were killed in an ongoing encounter at Nowgam sector of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
A senior police officer told news agency GNS that army’s 35 RR which is manning the Line of Control (LoC) intercepted a group of five to six militants today in the morning near Toot Mari Gali (TMG) in the sector.
The group of militants after being challenged opened fire, triggering off an encounter, he said.
“Two militants have been killed so far and the bodies are lying near the encounter spot”, he said, adding that the operation in the dense bushes is still going on.
Meanwhile, official sources said that soon after the gunfight, the additional reinforcement of 18 JAT and Ist Naga has been rushed to the area and joined the operation.