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J-K: Encounter underway between terrorists, security forces in Kupwara

Security forces launched a search operation in Check Sodul village in Handwara area following information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

SNS | New Delhi |

An encounter broke out on Thursday between terrorists and security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.

Security forces launched a search operation in Check Sodul village in Handwara area following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gun battle when the hiding militants opened fire at the security forces.

No casualties had been reported in the exchange of fire between the two sides so far, the official added.

On Wednesday, two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT), one of them a Pakistani, were killed in an encounter with security forces in the thickly populated Lal Chowk area of Anantnag in south Kashmir.

A policeman and a civilian were left injured in clashes that broke out in the area as miscreants indulged in stone pelting in a bid to divert attention of security forces and enable the holed up terrorists escape from there.

Police said that one of the terrorist killed in the Anantnag encounter has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar of Khudwani in Kulgam. He was involved in a series of terror incidents.

The J-K DGP SP Vaid said that bodies of two terrorists and their guns have been recovered from the encounter site.

(With agency inputs)