Handwara Encounter, Day 3: 2 militants killed, 5 Security personnel martyred
Srinagar : 2 militants have been killed, 5 security personnel have been martyred in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir. A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier, who was injured on Friday, when the anti-terror operations started in Kupwara, died today.
According to a media report, a terrorist, who was presumed dead, emerged from the debris of a destroyed house and started firing, which took the security personnel by surprise.
After three days of intense search, the security personnel are still not sure about how many militants are still hiding in the area. The operation is still on.
One civilian has also been killed in the cross firing and several others were injured following clashes near the encounter site on Friday.
"During the visit to the Corps Headquarters, the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) was briefed and updated by Lt Gen Paramjit Singh, GOC, White Knight Corps about the current operational situation, prevailing security scenario and the preparedness of the formation," news agency IANS quoted a defence statement.