SRINAGAR: Two militants have been killed in an ongoing operation at Ganipora Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
An official that two militants have been killed in the initial exchange of firing. He said the identity of the militant is yet to be ascertained.
He further said that gunfight erupted in an orchard, combing operation continues.
Earlier, a joint team Police, army’s 32 RR and CRPF launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in the area, there was firing upon the team from militants hiding in the area.
The fire was retaliated, triggering off an encounter, they added.
Pertinently this is the second encounter of the day.