UNIDENTIFIED TERRORIST KILLED IN HANDWARA SHOOTOUT: POLICE

Srinagar: An unidentified terrorist was killed in a brief shootout with the security forces in Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district last night, police said.

A police officer said the body was still at the site of the shootout.

Quoting an army officer, news agency GNS said that the body of the terrorist was recovered along with a pistol and some grenades.

The officer said that the army’s 32 RR came under fire while laying siege to Badar Payeen village late Wednesday night following inputs about the presence of terrorists. 

The fire, he said was retaliated, leading to an encounter in which the terorist was killed.

The officer said that the identity and the group affiliation of the slain terrorist are being ascertained.

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