Militant killed in Handwara gunfight: Army

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there, the official said.

A militant was killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with security forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district, an Army official said.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hongnikote in Haphruda forest area of Handwara, 85 kms from here, following information about presence of militants there, the official said.

He said during searches, the militants opened fire on security forces who retaliated, triggering a gunbattle.

The official said one militant has been killed so far and the operation was still in progress.