3 militants, woman killed in Handwara gunfight  

3 militants, woman killed in Handwara gunfight  

Srinagar, Dec 11:  Three militants and a woman were killed in a gunfight on Monday in Handwara area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

An official said that government forces cordoned off Younsu village in Handwara  this morning  and launched searches. “Militants present there opened fire on the forces which was retaliated  triggering an encounter in which three militants were killed,” the  official added.
He said a woman identified as Misra Bano, was also killed during the gunfight. “The deceased woman was killed in the cross-fire after she tried to escape from the house where the militants were trapped,” the official added.