Encounter rages in a Handwara Village

Shopian, Aug 19 (KNS): An encounter has started between government forces and militants in orchards of Ganapora Kralgund in Qaziabad area on Wednesday, official sources said.

An official said that Army, and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated triggering an encounter.

Jammu and Kashmir police in its official Twitter handle wrote #Encounter has started at #GaniporaKralgund area of #Handwara. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice (KNS) 

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