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Gunfight rages in Handwara

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A gunfight erupted between militants and forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district in northern part of Kashmir.

Special Operations Group (SOG) Handwara and Army’s 6 RR cordoned off Hingnikoot Ramhal area of Handwara after “specific input” about the presence of militants, sources said.

They said that militants hiding in the area opened fire on a search party, triggering a gunfight.

Two to three militants are believed to be trapped inside the cordon.

More details are awaited.

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