Prime Minister Modi pays tribute to security personnel killed in encounter with Handwara

NEW DELHI: Condemning the death of security personnel in an encounter with terrorists in Prime Minister Narendra Modi He said Sunday that his courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tributes to our brave martyred soldiers and security personnel. Your courage and sacrifice will never be forgotten. They served the nation with the utmost dedication and worked tirelessly to protect our citizens. Condolences to their families and friends, Modi said in a tweet.

A colonel and a commander were among the five security personnel killed in the encounter in a village in the Handwara area of ‚Äč‚Äčnorthern Kashmir, police chief general Dilbagh Singh said on Sunday.

Two terrorists were eliminated by the security forces.