Handwara gunfight: One militant killed

At least one militant has been killed in an ongoing encounter in Batpora, Magam area of   north Kashmir’s Handwara district, Reports said.

They said that  2-3 militants were hiding in the Die village in Batpora who resorted to firing in open field when forces zeroed in.

In the process one militant has been killed in the initial contact.

Earlier  a joint team of Police and Army closed onto the suspected spot where the hiding militants fired upon government forces triggering an encounter.

An intermittent exchange of firing took place between government forces and militants.

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