At least three terrorists were killed and one security personnel injured in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Khan Mohalla in the Handwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday (Feb 14). This is the second encounter which happened in the state after the one in Bandipora district earlier on Tuesday.
Gunshots were heard in the area during the day following which an encounter took place between terrorists and security forces. The security personnel have cordoned off the area. A search operation is currently underway.
J&K: Gunshots heard in Khan mohalla in Handwara. Security forces have sealed the area.
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 14, 2017
Three soldiers and a terrorist were killed while five other soldiers were injured in the encounter that took place between the security forces and terrorists in Bandipora district at 5:30 am on Tuesday. The gunbattle began after security forces launched a search operation following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in Hajin area.
A total of eight people, including four terrorists, two civilians and two soldiers, were killed in a 10-hour long gunbattle between security forces and terrorists in Frisal village in the Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Sunday (Feb 12). The gunbattle also triggered massive protests in the Valley.
The encounter in Kulgam and the protests followed led to a shutdown in the Valley on Monday with most of the shops in Srinagar remaining shut and streets deserted. Authorities also imposed restrictions in parts of South Kashmir.