J-K: Militant killed in encounter with security forces at Handwara

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 kms from Srinagar, following information about presence of militants there.

Published: 22nd August 2017 10:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd August 2017 04:19 PM   |  A+A-

Army Personnels during an encounter operation. (File | PTI)

By PTI

SRINAGAR: A militant was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, an Army official said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there, the official said.

He said during searches, the militants opened fire on security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.

The official said one militant has been killed so far and the operation was still in progress.

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