Encounter underway between terrorists, security forces in Handwara, 1 terrorist Killed

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An encounter broke out today between terrorists and security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.

Security forces launched a search operation in Check Sodul village in Handwara area following information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a police official said.

He said the search operation turned into a gun battle when the hiding militants opened fire on the security forces.

One terrorist has been killed, the official added.

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