Two terrorists have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Guloora area of Handwara village in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district early on Monday morning.
The Indian Army’s 30 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 92 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) cordoned off Langate’s Guloora after reports of suspicious activity in the area, said police.
Soon after, the joint team of security forces fired several gunshots amid the cordon leading to an encounter, police said.
Earlier, a police official said that forces holed up two terrorists in the area during the encounter.
The official added that the cordon-and-search operation (CASO) was launched in the village at around 2:30 am, following specific input about the presence of some militants.
In wake of the gunfight, authorities have directed telecom companies to snap the internet services in Handwara village.
Meanwhile, the Kupwara district administration has decided to suspend classes in GDC Handwara college and all higher secondary schools of Mawar and Langate zones as a precautionary measure.
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