Militant killed in Handwara shootout

Militant killed in Handwara shootout
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Srinagar, Nov 11: One militant was on Sunday afternoon killed in a shootout at Handwara bypass when a militant fired a grenade on a naka party of government forces triggering an encounter.
SSP Handwara Ashish Kumar Mishra said that a militant hurled a grenade on naka party of Jammu and Kashmir police which retaliated with a gunfire and the militant was killed in the shootout.
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. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the slain militant.
Meanwhile, the militant has been identified as Ishtiyaq of Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit a resident of Pakistan.