Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including PhD scholar-turned-terrorist Manan Bashir Wani, were killed Thursday during an encounter at  Handwara

The encounter started  early morning following a specific intelligence about presence of Wani, 27, along with two others, they said.

Police made   repeated announcements on public address system appealing to the militants to surrender

Wani, who was enrolled as a PhD scholar with the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), joined militancy in January this year. (Agencies)

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