Kupwara encounter: 5 terrorists killed, search operation underway

WION Web Team Kupwara Mar 22, 2018, 05.14 AM(IST)

The militants fired at the Army building in Kalaroos area during the night. (Representative image) Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Security forces gunned down 5 terrorists in ongoing operations in Kupwara's Halmatpora.

According to the reports, five security personnel including 3 Army soldiers & 2 SOG jawans martyred. Search operation still underway.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP S P Vaid confirmed that five militants were killed. 

“Total 5 terrorists killed in Kupwara encounter,” he Tweeted.

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A senior officer said there was a possibility of four to six terrorists hiding in the area. “The Army is still busy in this operation and we have reports that these terrorists had infiltrated recently,” the officer said.

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According to reports, the security forces are believed to be carrying out a massive door-to-door search in suspicion of more terrorists possibly hiding in the area.

The entire area surrounding the encounter site has been cordoned off after intelligence agencies warned of the possibility of more terrorists hiding in the dense forest area and waiting to strike at the opportune moment.