Militant killed in ongoing gunfight in Handwara

SRINAGAR: A militant was shot dead in an ongoing gunfight between militants and government forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday, police said.

“Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wudar Bala (Handwara) village today on specific information that militants were hiding there,” a senior police officer said.

“When the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire at the security forces triggering the gunfight,” the officer told IANS here.

“One militant has been killed so far. The operation is still going on,” the officer added.