Militant killed in Handwara

Srinagar:  A gunfight broke out in Sagipora area of Handwara in north Kashmir on Thursday evening , sources said.

Official sources told API that a joint team of 22 RR and SOG cordoned off Sagipora village following specific information about the presence of some militants in the area.

As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot amid firing some warning shots, the militants, hiding in the area, opened fire, triggering off a gunfight.

An Army officer told API that the contact has been established with a group of militants.

“The operation is going on in the area,” he said.

Besides it unconfirmed reports said that one militant gunned down so far but officially yet it is not confirmed.

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