Two militants killed in brief shootout in Handwara: Police

Two militants were killed in a brief encounter in Waripora area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday, police said.

An official said that a joint team of police and 21 RR cordoned off the Waripora area following inputs about the presence of militants.

“As the forces approached the suspected site, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering an encounter,” said an official.

He said that two militants were killed in the retaliatory fire.

The identity of the slain militants was not immediately established, said the official.

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