Jammu and Kashmir: Security forces kill two militants in encounter at Handwara

Army personnel conduct a patrol during an operation against militants in Kashmir

Police sources said the militants staged the attack in Rajwar area. In the exchange of fire, one security personnel sustained injuries.

The militants fired upon a joint party of police and the army near Galganzer. "We have not yet ascertained the identity of the deceased", the SDPO said.

The forces surrounded Mir Mohalla village in Bandipora and Rangwar in Kupwara after receiving information about the presence of militants. The attack was repulsed by the forces, he said. A search was launched in the area after the encounter, the spokesman said. After no contact was established with the militants, the search operations at both the places were called off.

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Police had blamed Mehmood Bhai and his men for killing of off duty BSF constable Rameez Ahmad Parray at his home in Hajin area in September this year.

Almost 170 militants, including top commanders Sabzar Bhat, Junaid Matoo, Ayoub Lelhari, Bashir Lashkari, Abu Dujana, Mehmood Gaznavi, Umer Khalid and Qayoom Najar, have been killed by the security forces this year, which is the highest number in the last decade. In a separate case in south Kashmir's Shopian district, militants assaulted a Congress worker. "The militants in north are mostly foreigners", he told DH. They caution him against acting as an "informer" of police and working for mainstream parties.

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