Security forces gunned down a militant in a village in Handwara of north Kashmir late on Wednesday, officials said on Thursday, days after a three-day gun battle ended in the area.
Officials said they have reports that some militants are also present in the village.
Police said search operation is underway and internet service has been suspended in the area.
Brief exchange of fire at Kralgund #Handwara. Search is going on. Details shall follow. @JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) March 7, 2019
Two militants were killed over last weekend in a three-day encounter at Baba Gund area of Kralgund in Handwara, 72km north of Srinagar.
The 54-hour gun battle had begun on Friday morning and ended on Sunday afternoon as three CRPF personnel, two Jammu and Kashmir policemen and a civilian were also killed.
More details awaited.
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