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Jammu and Kashmir: 2 Militants Gunned Down, 5 Security Personnel Martyred, Civilian Killed as Handwara Encounter Enters Third Day
Five security personnel have been killed in an intense gunfight that broke out three days ago in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara area with militants.
Kupwara, J-K: Two militants were gunned down by security forces in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Sunday after an intense gunbattle broke out on Friday.
The gun-fight between security forces and militants in Handwara entered the third day on Sunday after a joint security team was fired upon during a search and cordon operation on late Thursday night.
Five security personnel, including three CRPF soldiers and two Jammu and Kashmir police personnel have been martyred in the encounter so far. A civilian has also been killed in the crossfire.
Some reports earlier suggested that two militants have been gunned down and their dead bodies have been spotted in the debris of a house.
Ghaziabad: Family of CRPF constable Vinod Kumar in mourning. Kumar lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in J&K’s Handwara on March 1 pic.twitter.com/fIvMKJI992
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 3, 2019
The standoff broke out on the intervening night of February 28-March 1, when a joint security team launched a cordon-and-search operation in Babagund Langate area of Handwara.
#UPDATE Handwara encounter: Two terrorists have been killed, operation in progress. Five security personnel have lost their lives in the encounter which has been going on for the last three days. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/fAExyhOjvO
— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2019
A Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Aman Thakur and an Army jawan were martyred last week in an encounter with Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
Hon’ble Governor J&K Sh Satyapal Malik led dignitaries,Civil Army CAPF,Police officers PWWA members in paying tributes & laying flora wreaths on mortal remains of the Martyr DSP Sh Aman Thakur who gave supreme sacrifice of his life while fighting terrorists in Kulgam yesterday. pic.twitter.com/XusUvK89lP
— J&K Police (@JmuKmrPolice) February 25, 2019
Three JeM ultras were killed in that encounter, which also injured an Indian Army major and three jawans.