Militant killed in Handwara Encounter

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Army on Tuesday killed a militant in Wadarbala forest area of Handwara in frontier district of Kupwara.

Army had launched a combing operation in Wadarbal forest on October 13, after some militants attacked a patrolling party killing an army soldier Sahib Singh from 30 Rashtriya Rifles.

Locals said that from past 16 days they frequently heard gun shots coming from the direction of forest area. Reports said that besides SOG Handwara, Army soldiers from 6,21,30 and 31 RR who were part of the searching operation confronted with the militants during afternoon hours and in the ensuing encounter, one unidentified militant was killed while an army soldier also suffered injuries.

Defence sources added that search operation would continue till all the militants in the forest are neutralized. (CNS)

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