Thursday morning Indian security forces got big success when they killed 2 terrorist of Hizbul Mujahideen in Handwara, North Kashmir. Later one of slain terrorists was identified as Manan Wani who has become a new Hizbul poster boy in the valley.
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, they said. Wani had joined Hizbul in January 2018.
Giving details emerging from the encounter site, which ended, police and other security forces were fired upon by holed up terrorists resulting in exchange of fire which continued till 11 AM.
Police was also making repeated announcements on public address system appealing to the terrorists to surrender, the officials said.
There was a lull 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, the officials said.
Wani, who was enrolled as a PhD scholar with the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU),later joined terror ranks of HM in January this year.