Handwara Gunfight ends after 56 hours; 2 militants killed, 5 security personnel martyred

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Srinagar: The gunfight between militants and security forces, which continued for almost 56 hours in Handwara of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, ended on Sunday. Two militants have been gunned down in the encounter even as it claimed the lives of three CRPF men and two Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel.

The gunfight raging since Friday has also left a civilian dead, police said.

The CRPF troopers and policemen were killed in the gunfight on Friday after a militant who was presumed to be dead suddenly rose from the debris of a house and fired indiscriminately at the security forces.

Media reports suggest, two houses and two cowsheds were destroyed by the security forces as the hiding militants kept on changing positions at the site of the gunfight.


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