Srinagar: A terrorist on Thursday was neutralised in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara.
Kupwara: One terrorist killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Handwara. Encounter still underway. #JammuAndKashmir (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/DVik3OMgLg
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Earlier in the day, an encounter broke out 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 on the security forces.
On Wednesday, two terrorists were gunned down in an encounter in Anantnag. In a separate incident in Jammu and Kashmir, an encounter between terrorists and security personnel took place in Kupwara district.