Encounter breaks out in Handwara, two terrorists killed, searches on

Two terrorists have been killed in ongoing operation at Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Official sources said that two terrorists have been killed in Intial exchange of firing. He said the identity of the terrorist is yet to be ascertained.

He further said that gunfight erupted in an orchard, combing operation continues.

Earlier, a joint team Police, army’s 32 RR and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in the area, there was firing upon the team from terroristss hiding in the area.

The fire was retaliated, triggering of an encounter, they added.

Pertinently this is the second encounter of the day.