Amid fresh exchange of fire, clashes erupt at Handwara | KNO

Amid fresh exchange of fire, clashes erupt at Handwara | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 11 (KNO) : As the fresh gunfight started at Handwara during the cordon, massive clashes erupted at the encounter site, officials and eyewitnesses told (KNO). The forces had launched a cordon at a Handwara village after specific intelligence input about the presence of militants at 2 in the mid night. A police source said that after initial firing, at 2 :30 am, contact was again established with the militants, however, there was a silence again as massive clashes erupted at the gunfight site. A source told (KNO) that Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) scholar Manan Wani escaped from.the spot but there was no official confirmation. Meanwhile, authorities ordered closure of schools, and Islamic University in various parts of South Kashmir and also in North Kashmir's Sopore.(KNO)