New Delhi: Five security personnel, including three CRPF soldiers and two Jammu and Kashmir police personnel were martyred in a 56-hour-long encounter in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The intense gun-battle which started on Friday also neutralised two terrorists today.
A civilian was also killed in the firing when protesters clashed with the security forces to disrupt the operation.
“Operation is almost over,final search on. We have recovered 2 bodies of terrorists, their identities being ascertained. The reason for prolonged operation is tough terrain along with heavy civilian population. We’ve lost 3 CRPF and 2 J&K Police personnel,” confirmed IGP Kashmir SP Pani.