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Terrorist Gunned Down in Kashmir's Handwara

Army sources said the gunfight erupted after a cordon and search operation early this morning. The operation is still underway.

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Updated:October 22, 2017, 1:56 PM IST
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Terrorist Gunned Down in Kashmir's Handwara
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Srinagar: A terrorist was killed on Sunday during an encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Handwara district.

Army sources said the gunfight erupted after a cordon and search operation early this morning. The operation is still underway.

This incident occurred just a week after top Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Waseem Shah and another member of the terrorist outfit were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district early on October 14.

Shah, 23, also known as ‘Abu Osama Bhai’ was killed at Litter area in Pulwama, a place considered to be a safe haven for militants. This is the first counter-insurgency operation in Litter area in four years.

Jammu and Kashmir police have been tracking the movements of Shah, who is considered as the ‘don of Heff’, another traditional stronghold of militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Shah along with his bodyguard Nisar Ahmed Mir made an attempt to flee the area, but could not penetrate the cordon which had been strengthened by the presence of CRPF and Army, they said.

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