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Four militants held in Jammu and Kashmi’s Handwara after encounter

The militants were arrested in Handwara after an encounter with security forces.

india Updated: Aug 26, 2018 11:21 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
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Four militants were reportedly held in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara on Sunday.(AP File/Representative image)

Four suspected militants were arrested on Sunday after a brief gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmi’s Handwara, the army said.

The militants, believed to be new recruits, surrendered after the encounter. Three others fled under the cover of fire and a search is on to trace them, army spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

In a joint operation, the army and police forces laid an ambush on Sunday to capture the militants after a tip-off about their location, the spokesperson said.

First Published: Aug 26, 2018 09:52 IST