Gunbattle on between militants, security forces in J&K's Handwara; jawan killed

The encounter began last night around 11:30 pm as security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Handwara following information about the presence of militants.

Gunbattle on between militants, security forces in J&K's Handwara; jawan killed

Srinagar: A fierce gunbattle is currently underway between militants and security forces in the forest area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir since last night.

As per news agency ANI, an Army jawan succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday after he slipped and fell into a deep gorge during the fierce encounter which is still on in Watsar forest area of Kupwara district.

The jawan, who was critically injured after he fell into the gorge, was airlifted out to the Army hospital at the Badami Bagh Cantonment for immediate treatment, where he breathed his last.

The encounter began last night around 11:30 pm as security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Handwara area following information about the presence of militants in the area.

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