Two militants gunned down in Handwara encounter

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Handwara (Jammu and Kashmir), July 11 (ANI): 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)