Security officials conveyed on Tuesday that a gunbattle is underway between security forces and militants in Handwara area of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.
In the encounter two to three militants are believed to be trapped and further details are awaited. In Jammu and Kashmir the security forces stepped measures to strike down militancy.
This year in the month of August numerous terrorist trapped and killed by the security forces in separate encounters.
On 9 August, the security officials killed three terrorist in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, following receiving some information about the presence of terrorist, whereas one was killed in violence with the forces on 7 August.
On 3 August, two terrorist died in Shopian district of south Kashmir violence and an Army major and a jawan were also killed.