Battle at Handwara: Six militant killed in ongoing encounter


Kashmir:  The incident took place on Thursday when six Pakistani militants were killed in a gun battle in North Kashmir Lolab and Dragmulla areas.

The operations were jointly conducted by the Army and the Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police.

The Special Operation Group launched an operation on Thursday morning in the Dobwan area of Khurhema in Lolab, official said.

Officials said that as security forces were moving towards the militants hiding in forests, the latter fired at them. This led to an encounter that went on for several hours.

“Three AK rifles were recovered from the spot. The militants have not been identified yet,” defence spokesperson said.

He further added that three more militants had been killed in gunbattle in an ongoing operation at Dragmulla.