Police in a statement said that a group of militants while moving through Handwara was intercepted by a naka party near Chotipora in the jurisdiction of Police station Handwara triggering an encounter during which one militant was killed. The area has been cordoned off and searches are going on in the area.
Meanwhile Kashmir zone police on its twitter handle said “Handwara update: One militant killed. Identity being ascertained. Arms and ammunition recovered. Information is preliminary in nature.”