Four Security Personnel Martyred As Encounter In J&K’s Handwara Enters Third Day


Four security personnel have been martyred as an encounter with terrorists in Babgund area of J&K’s Handwara entered the third day.

Two martyred jawans belonged to CRPF, while the other two were from J&K police, reported ANI.

The encounter began on Friday morning when security forces launched a search operation in the area in north Kashmir, following information about presence of militants there.

After the encounter began on Friday, there was lull in firing several times during the day, but terrorists opened fire as soon as security forces advanced towards a house where they were hiding.

After one such lull, the terrorists opened indiscriminate firing on advancing team of security forces as they were closing in, injuring nine security force personnel.

A police spokesman on Friday said four security force personnel — two cops and two CRPF personnel, including an inspector later succumbed to the injuries. Read more

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