3 militants, woman killed in encounter

Srinagar, Dec 11: Three militants and a woman were today killed during an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of north Kashmir, police said here.
Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said the slain militants were apparently Pakistanis.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the early hours in Unisoo village of Handwara following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter as the hiding militants fired upon the forces conducting the
searches.
During the gunfight, three militants were killed, the official said adding the slain militants were most probably
affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
He said their bodies along with three weapons have been recovered from the encounter site.
One woman was also killed in the exchange of fire, the official said.
Vaid said on Twitter, “In Unisoo Handwara all the three terrorists apparently Pakistanis have been neutralised by
Joint team of J&K Police, RR & CRPF.It has been raining whole night & boys were out there in the cold”.
Meanwhile two bank guards were today killed when militants opened fire on their vehicle in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces have launched a search operation to track down the assailants. A police official said, “Unknown gunmen opened fire on a vehicle of Jammu and Kashmir Bank in Keller area of Shopian this afternoon, resulting in injuries to two employees”.
The two guards succumbed to their injuries in a hospital, police said.