Handwara Encounter : 1 Terrorist Gun Down, Operation Underway


Srinagar: A terrorist was killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara district of Jammu Kashmir on Sunday, news agency ANI reported. The gunfight erupted this morning after the security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation following information about presence of terrorists.

About two to three terrorists are still believed to be trapped. A counter-operation is currently underway in the area.

The fresh reports of gunbattle has come a day after Terrorists attacked the house of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader Mohd Ashraf Pir in Tral town of Pulwama.

Terrorists attacking PDP leader is not a new phenomenon. Earlier in May, terrorists shot dead the PDP district president for Pulwama, Abdul Gani Dar, in the south Kashmir district.