Fresh encounter breaks out in Handwara area of north Kashmir

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: May 02, 2020, 05:35 PM(IST)

The security forces have also recovered two AK rifles, one SLR and one pistol from the encounter site Photograph:( ANI )

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Officials told that after several hours of siege in the area, contact with militants has been established and an exchange of fire is going on at the gunfight site.

A gunfight broke out between security forces and militants in Chanjmullah village of Handwara area in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Officials told that after several hours of siege in the area, contact with militants has been established and an exchange of fire is going on.

Meanwhile, police on its official Twitter handle also informed that a gunfight broke out in the village. "Encounter has started at #Chanjmullah area of Handwara. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow," police tweeted. 

Earlier in an encounter in South Kashmir Pulwama security forces killed two terrorists after 14 hours firefight arms and ammunition also recovered. The identity of killed terrorists is being ascertained. 

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