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Jammu and Kashmir: One terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara

The operation turned into a gunbattle after the terrorists fired upon a search party of the forces who retaliated.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Srinagar [ Updated: July 19, 2018 22:51 IST ]

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One terrorist was killed on Thursday in encounter with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

According to a police official, the  encounter was underway in Batpora area of Handwara in the north Kashmir district.

He said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area following specific inputs about the presence of terrorists there. 

The operation turned into a gunbattle after the terrorists fired upon a search party of the forces who retaliated. 

The gunbattle was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.

Watch: 1 terrorist killed in encounter with security forces in Kupwara

(With PTI inputs)

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