Jammu and Kashmir, Sep 3: In yet another encounter in Handwara in four militants and a paratrooper were killed on Thursday. Army received information about the presence of militants in Handwara area of frontier Kupwara district which is around 100 km north of Srinagar. The operations which began on Wednesday evening ended on Thursday morning. Also Read - Arrival Of 'Sticky Bombs' Sets Off Alarm Bells In Jammu And Kashmir | All You Need To Know
According to sources, the encounter broke out in Sochalwari hamlet of Handwara on Wednesday evening. The Army and Special Operation Group of Police received information about the militants in the area after which the army reached the place. (READ: Army man killed in gun battle with militants in Baramulla) Also Read - Son of Srinagar's Krishna Dhaba Dies After Being Shot at by Militants
Among the four militants killed, only two bodies have been recovered so far. In a similar attack between security forces and militants in Baramullar district, one army man was killed on Wednesday. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?