North Kashmir: Five More Deaths in Another Encounter



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In yet another encounter in North Kashmir that started Wednesday late evening, five more deaths have been reported.

Four militants and an army man were killed in an encounter in Handwara area of Kupwara district, on Thursday morning after overnight encounter, police said. While the identity of militants is being ascertained, police said, the search operation is still on in the area.

Encounter broke out in Sochalwari hamlet of Handwara on Wednesday evening after a joint party of army’s Para Regiment, police’s Special Operations Group and CRPF acted on specific information about the presence of militants in the area. “In an ensued gunfight, four militants and army man were killed,” the police official said.

Notably, Handwara encounter broke out shortly after gunfight in Rafiabad’s Ladoora village ended with killing of army man and Lashkar-e-Islam militant, Riyaz Ahmad.


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