Day 2: Para-commandos rushed to Handwara encounter site


Handwara gunfight between militants and forces entered the second day on Wednesday as Para-Commandos were rushed to the area, reports quoting sources said.

They said that Para Commandos have resumed a search operation in Hafrudha forest area of Handwara in Kupwara district to find out hiding militants.

Reports said they could see army helicopters flying in the area since wee hours on Wednesday.

Pertinently, an unidentified militant was killed yesterday after an encounter took place between hiding militants and forces. The operation was suspended late last evening, sources said.

The gunfight had started on Tuesday after forces launched searches in the area following a tip off about the presence of militants.


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