3 militants killed, forces personnel injured in Handwara encounter

KL News Network

Srinagar

An army personnel takes position near encounter site (File photo)

 

Three militants were killed and a forces personnel was injured in an encounter that broke out in Handwara district on Tuesday, reports said.

This comes shortly after one militant and three army personnel were killed in another encounter in Bandipora district earlier today. According to reports, gunshots were heard in Khan mohalla area in Handwara. Forces have sealed the area.

Meanwhile, a cache of arms and ammunition were recovered from Bandipora’s Hajin area. Six other security personnel and a civilian also suffered injuries in the gunbattle that began in the wee hours today, a police official said.

Since Sunday, almost eight militants and two civilians have been killed in the Valley. Five Army men also lost their lives in three different encounters.

More details awaited.

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