Srinagar: Encounter breaks out in Handwara in Kashmir after militants open fire on police: Officials. Two unidentified militants were gunned down today by the security forces in a brief encounter in the Handwara area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir, police said.
Militants opened firing at a police check post at Sultanpora in the Zachaldara area of Handwara, 100 kms from here, a police official said.
The policemen retaliated, killing two militants, he added. The identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained, the official said.