Encounter Underway In J&K’s Kupwara

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Srinagar: An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Handwara area of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. As per report, about two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped. The fresh reports of gun battle has come a day after security forces gunned down two terrorists in the state’s Baramulla district.

Weapons were also recovered from them after the encounter. Entire area was also cordoned off at Hongnikote in Handwara, 85 kms from here, for some time after the encounter. The internet services were temporarily suspended around the vicinity. A joint team of SOG and CRPF and 22 Rashtriya Rifles conducted a military blockade at Pazalpora village.

No casualties have been reported so far.

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