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One militant killed in Handwara

Indian Army Soldier (Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod/U.S. Army)
July 09, 2018

In a successful combat operation, Indian Security Forces gunned down one militant in Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir.

Acting on specific information regarding the presence of militants, an operation was launched overnight on Monday in the forest area of Handwara near the Kupwara. The operation was successful and one militant was killed in an hour-long gun battle.

“When the militants were cornered, they opened fire at the search team. In retaliatory fire, one unknown militant has been killed,” said Army spokesperson R K Panday.

This year, the Security Forces have so far gunned down more than 50 militants. Last year, the tally of militants gunned down was more than 230 militants.