Friday, 24 November, 2017

Two militants killed in Handwara encounter

Army personnel conduct a patrol during an operation against militants in Kashmir Army personnel conduct a patrol during an operation against militants in Kashmir
Melinda Barton | 15 November, 2017, 02:14

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism today, evening, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Handwara area of Kupwara district.

Sources said that a joint operation was launched by police and army in Mir Mohalla after inputs about the presence of militants.

Meanwhile, Internet services were suspended in Kupwara and Baramulla districts following the killing of two militants.

"We have started investigation to ascertain the identity of the two militants", he added.

He said the search operation continued for over three hours.

House-to-house searches were going on when last reports came in.

They said the police personnel retaliated, ensuing in an encounter.

The BSF man was on leave at his home and killed in gun and knife attack of militants on September 28.

No one was injured in the attack. They caution him against acting as an "informer" of police and working for mainstream parties.