November 2018 News

Militant Killed In Handwara Shootout

11 November 2018
Kashmir News Service

Srinagar: One militant was on Sunday afternoon killed in a shootout at Handwara bypass when a militant fired a grenade on a naka party of government forces triggering an encounter. SSP Handwara Ashish Kumar Mishra told Kashmir News Service (KNS) a militant hurled a grenade on a naka party of Jammu and Kashmir police which retaliated with a gunfire and the militant was killed in the shootout. He said identity of the slain militant is yet to be ascertained. Police in a statement said that a group of militants while moving through Handwara was intercepted by a naka party near Chotipora in the jurisdiction of Police station Handwara triggering an encounter during which one militant was killed. The area has been cordoned off and searches are going on in the area. Meanwhile Kashmir zone police on its twitter handle said 'Handwara update: One militant killed. Identity being ascertained. Arms and ammunition recovered. Information is preliminary in nature.'