Two militants killed in Handwara encounter

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Birdi said that a policeman was injured in the militant attack.

Meanwhile, Internet services were suspended in Kupwara and Baramulla districts following the killing of two militants.

Senior Superintendent of Police Handwara, Gulam Jeelani Wani said militants attacked a naka party of forces at Zachaldara, Handwara in the evening.

They said the police personnel retaliated, ensuing in an encounter.

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"At both these places, searches are going on".

Additional security forces were rushed to cordon the area to foil any attempt by militants to escape.

A video of a Congress worker hailing from south Kashmir's Shopian district and being tortured by militants has gone viral on social media. "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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