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Two militants gunned down in Handwara encounter


At least two militants were gunned down by the security forces in an ongoing encounter at Nowgam area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara region on Monday.

Last month, a joint team of 21 Rashtriya Rifles and the Handwara Police had gunned down a militant after a fierce gun-battle with a group of militants hidden in the area.

Earlier in April, Handwara witnessed massive clashes between the police and locals after the news spread of a girl being molested by an army soldier.

Five people were killed in firing by the security forces during the protests.

However, the girl denied the molestation allegation in a controversial video shot inside a police station in which she said that she had been under duress. (ANI)

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