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11 Oct 2018

J&K: Manan Wani among two Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter

J&K: Two Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter

Two Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including Manan Bashir Wani, were killed today during an encounter with security forces at Handwara in the frontier district of North Kashmir.

The encounter broke out at Satgund following a specific intelligence about the presence of Wani, 27, along with two others.

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

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J&K: Two Hizbul terrorists killed in encounter

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Police made announcements asking terrorists to surrender during the encounter

During the encounter, police and other security forces were fired upon by terrorists resulting in the exchange of fire which continued till 11am.

The police also made repeated announcements appealing to the militants to surrender.

There was a lull in firing at around 9am, prompting the police to initiate search operation, but it had to be suspended as firing resumed after 15 mins.

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