North Kashmir: Scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani killed in Handwara encounter

11 October 2018, 03:06 PM
North Kashmir: Three militants trapped in Handwara encounter (Representational image)
North Kashmir: Three militants trapped in Handwara encounter (Representational image)

Scholar-turned-militant Manan Wani, was one among the two militants to have been killed in an encounter at Handwara in North Kashmir on Thursday. 

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Wani, a PhD scholar with the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), joined militant ranks this January, according to sources.

Following the tip-off of the trapped militants, police and other security forces have cordoned off a village. And, the militants have been asked to surrender by the police through a public address system.

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The firing stopped for sometime around 9 am, but firing resumed after 15 minutes amid search operation, the officials said. 

The operation has been concluded, the police said.

First Published: Thursday, October 11, 2018 11:29 AM
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