Handwara Gunfight: Two militants killed

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Srinagar

Two militants were killed in an encounter which broke out between government forces and militants on Thursday morning at Shatgund, Qalamabad in Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Frontier district.

Reports said two militants have been killed after the joint team of army and SOG cordoned off Shatgund Balla area at around 2:30 am.

A top Police officer confirmed to GNS the killing of two militants however he said the identity of the Slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier a senior police officer said that after searches for 6 hours fresh contact was established between forces and hiding militants.

Meanwhile, all educational institutions across North Kashmir have been closed for precautionary measures.(GNS)

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