Watch Spot Visuals of Handwara Encounter: One Terrorist Gunned Down

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SRINAGAR : One terrorist was killed in an encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Kupwara district, police said on Thursday.

Earlier, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir district late Wednesday night following information about the presence of terrorists in there, a police official said.

He said the cordon was maintained during the night and the forces zeroed in on the location of the terrorists in the morning.

There was a brief exchange of fire between the two sides, the official said.

This comes a day after a terrorist hideout was busted on Wednesday in Kungnoo village in a joint operation by the Jammu and Kashmir Police and 44 Rashtriya Rifles.

Further details are awaited. (agencies)

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