Jammu and Kashmir: Two terrorists killed in encounter in Kupwara district

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Two terrorists were gunned down by security forces on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The encounter took place at Galoora area of Handwara, in the north Kashmir district.

Kashmir police on its official twitter handle said, “Handwara encounter: Two terrorists killed and search continues. Details will follow.”

Sources says, the identity and group affiliation of the terrorists is yet to be ascertained.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Galoora — an area in Handwara early Tuesday morning following specific information about the presence of terrorists there, the official said.

The search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists fired upon the forces, he added.

On Saturday, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist was killed in an encounter with the Jammu and Kashmir Police in Achabal block of Anantnag district.