Kupwara encounter: The gunfight took place at Galoora area of Handwara. (ANI)
Security forces on Tuesday killed two terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’ Kupwara, around 90 kms from state capital Srinagar.
The encounter took place at Galoora area of Handwara, in the north Kashmir district, a police official said.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the terrorists is yet to be ascertained.
Handwara encounter: Two terrorists killed and search continues. Details will follow.@JmuKmrPolice
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Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area early Tuesday morning following specific information about the presence of terrorists there, the official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists fired upon the forces.
On Saturday, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist, involved in carrying out a number of terror attacks on security forces, was killed in an encounter with the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Achabal block of Anantnag district.