Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara district

An encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Hamla forests in Handwara, 90 kms from here, late last night after army and police launched a search operation in the area, they said.

One militant was killed in the gun battle in the wee hours today, while at least another ultra was still engaged in the gun fight with the forces, they said.

Meanwhile, in another operation, security forces busted a militant hideout in Kanthabagh area of Baramulla district last night and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition, they said.

The recoveries included an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL),three UBGL grenades, one pistol, three magazines, 33 pistol rounds,eight AK magazines, 344 AK rounds, one wireless set and three hand grenades.

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