Handwara Gunfight: Police version

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Srinagar

Police on Thursday issued the following statement about Handwara gunfight saying that a joint team of army and Police in the wee hours today launched a cordon and search operation at Shartgund Bala area of Qalamabad in Handwara.

“During the searches, the hiding militants fired on the search party which was retaliated leading to an encounter. Consequently, the civilians in the nearby areas were evacuated.  Further following the SOP attempts to make the militants’ surrender failed,” said Police spokesman in a  statement.

The spokesman in a statement said that in the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were eliminated. In the operation, no collateral damage has taken place. Identities of both are being ascertained.

“Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the encounter,” he said.

Police has registered a case in this regard and the investigation has been initiated in an instant manner, the spokesman said.

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