Terrorist killed in Ongoing Encounter in Kupwara – Watch Exclusive Video

One terrorist has been killed in the forest area of Kupwara’s Handwara in an encounter with security forces which started late on Sunday night on Monday morning.

1 militant killed  and 1 AK 47 Weapon recovered in  Encounter  between militants and Forces in Magam forests Handwara, kupwara: Police

The gunfight in a forest area of Handwara, in north Kashmir’s Kupwara, broke out late last night after forces launched a cordon and search operation there following specific information about the presence of militants.

The operation is underway, the official said.

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The encounter had begun amid a shutdown called by the separatists to mark the second death anniversary of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani who was killed along with his two associates by the security forces on this day in 2014 in Anantnag’s district’s Kokarnag area.

Elsewhere, two terrorists reportedly barged into the house of a resident in Hajin’s Shahgund village in Bandipora district on Sunday and tried to slit the throat of his wife.

The woman later succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Srinagar.