Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an
encounter with security forces in Kupwara district of North
Kashmir in the wee hours of Monday morning, a police spokesman
The encounter broke out when security forces
confronted a group of militants at Bhawan forests in
Zachaldara area of Handwara, 95 kms from here, late last
night, the spokesman said.
Two militants were killed in the encounter which
continued till wee hours today, he said.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain
militants could not be ascertained as the search operation in
the area was continuing when reports last came in, he said.
Meanwhile, the search operation at Ahad Sahib locality
of Sopore town, 55 kms from here, in Baramulla district
concluded this morning.
An unidentified militant was killed and a civilian was
injured during the operation late last night.
"Efforts are on to identity the slain militant," the
Mohammad Afzal War, a resident of Noorbagh locality of
Sopore, suffered injuries in his right arm and was undergoing
treatment at Bones and Joints Hospital here, he said.