Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter underway in Kupwara

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An encounter is underway between security forces and terrorists in Handwara’s Shartgund Bala in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district since early morning.

After getting specific information about the presence of militants in that area, the security forces launched search operation.

According to reports, two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped.

Meanwhile, internet services have been suspended in the area.

All educational institutions in the area have also been closed as a precautionary measure.

In another incident, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district Militants on Thursday fired at and injured one Special Police Officer (SPO).

Injured SPO was immediately shifted to the hospital, a police officer said.

Earlier, terrorists had killed two National Conference (NC) workers and threatened others against participating in the polls.