News J&K: Two policemen killed in fresh firing between security forces, militants in Kupwara

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SOURCE: ENS

Two policemen were killed in an ongoing encounter in Kupwara’s Halmatpora in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday. Search operation is still underway. Four terrorists were killed during an encounter last night.

Two policemen lost their lives and another was injured in the gunfight. The wounded personnel is undergoing treatment at a hospital. His condition is stated to be stable, a police spokesperson said.

An encounter broke out in the Arampora area of the district yesterday after security forces launched an operation in the wake of militants opening fire at an Army patrol party.

The spokesperson said the anti-militancy operation, which continued overnight, was going on when reports last came in. Four unidentified militants were killed in the operation yesterday.

The encounter site is around 8 km from Kupwara town and Halmathpora is the last village before the LoC, which is 20-25 km away from the spot. Officials said it was possible that these militants sneaked into the Valley recently and were waiting for an opportunity to cross into Lolab or Vilgam areas of Kupwara district.
 
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