Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter

 NC Network

Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including a PhD scholar-turned-terrorist Manan Bashir Wani, were killed on Thursday, during an encounter with security forces at Handwara in frontier district of north Kashmir.The encounter broke out in the early hours, at Satgund in Handwara following a specific intelligence about presence of Wani, 27, along with two others.

Police was also making repeated announcements on public address system appealing to the militants to surrender.

There was a break  in firing at around 9 AM, prompting the police to initiate search operation at the encounter site, but the same had to be suspended after firing resumed after 15 minutes.

Wani, who was enrolled as a PhD scholar with the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), joined militant ranks in January this year.

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