Jammu and Kashmir: 3 militants killed in pre-dawn encounter with security forces in Anantnag

Srinagar: Three militants were killed on Monday in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, the army said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

An anti-militancy operation was launched in Hakura area of Anantnag district late on Sunday night following information about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said.

The slain militants were identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, both belonging to Anantnag district.

The police has recovered arms and ammunition, including AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand grenades from the encounter site. No collateral damage has been reported.

"It is pertinent to mention that among the slain militants, one was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in which one police constable was killed," a police statement said.

With inputs from agencies


Published Date: Mar 12, 2018 07:17 AM | Updated Date: Mar 12, 2018 08:16 AM

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