Reyaz Rashid

Encounter breaks out in Handwara village

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Handwara: A gunfight broke out between the militants and government forces in in Chanjmullah Handwara area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Saturday, police said.

Forces have launched a massive cordon and search operation in the area following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

“Encounter has started at #Chanjmullah area of #Handwara. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow,” said a police spokesman on Twitter.

The exchange of fire was going on when this report was being filed.

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