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Two Terrorists Neutralised in Jammu and Kashmir; Encounter Underway

Security forces are trying to smoke out and neutralise the remaining terrorists who are believed to be hiding in the area.

Published: 18th March 2016 09:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th March 2016 11:44 AM   |  A+A-

SRINAGAR: Two terrorists have been neutralised in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir today.

A fierce gun-battle is underway as the area has been cordoned off.

A senior police officer here told, "Security forces surrounded a house in Beigh Mohalla area today (Friday) morning."

"When the forces closed on the house where militants were hiding, they came under heavy gunfire from the militants. Firing exchanges are still going on in the area," the official added.

Meanwhile, a police official said two AK assault rifles, six magazines, 46 rounds, four radio sets and four UBGL grenades were recovered from the scene of the gunbattle.

Two GPS sets, two maps, two matrix sheets, one watch and a diary were also recovered, the official said.

The militants were believed to be foreigners, he said, adding, the bodies of the ultras were buried at the local graveyard by police with the help of local Auqaf committee.

Security forces are trying to smoke out and neutralise the remaining terrorists who are believed to be hiding in the area.

More details awaited.

(With inputs from IANS, PTI & ANI)



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