3 militants killed in 1st encounter after Centre’s ceasefire

Srinagar, May 18: Three militants were reportedly killed in an encounter with security forces in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said.
They said on a tip off about the presence of militants security forces launched Cordoned and Search Operation (CASO) in Handwara in Kupwara this evening.
When the security forces were sealing the area militants opened fire, they said adding troops also retaliated ensuing an encounter.
Three militants were killed in the encounter, they said adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in.
This was the first encounter after Centre announced ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadhan. However, Army had announced that troops will act on specific information about the presence of militants.