Two militants killed in Handwara gunfight
Handwara:Two militants have been killed in an on going gunfight which broke out between militants andgovernment forces at Babagund village of Langate Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.
A top police official said that the contingents of army’s 22 RR, 92 battalion CRPF and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Khanu Babagund hamlet in Langate on Thursday night following specific inputs about presence of some militants in the village.
He added that as the forces intensified the searches, militants hiding in the area opened fire triggering a gunfight in which two militants were killed.
The bodies of the slain have been recovered from the spot.
A police officer said that two militants were killed during the course of the gunfight. “The identities of the slain and their group affiliation are being ascertained and search operation in on. "
The forces had installed lights so as to prevent the escape of militant owing to darkness, they said.
The army has already rushed more reinforcements in the area, they said.