Jammu and Kashmir: Two militants killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag district
Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces on Saturday in south Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.
Acting on specific information about the presence of militants in Shistragam village in Dooru area of Anantnag, security forces launched a search and cordon operation in the area late Friday night, a police official said.
He said while there was some exchange of fire after the cordon was established, the operation was halted for the night.
The encounter resumed Saturday morning and two militants were killed, the official said.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.
The official said the encounter is over and arms and ammunition have been recovered from the site.
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Officials said the decision was taken by the Security Review Coordination Committee, a group that oversees the threat perception of important leaders in Jammu and Kashmir
While no one was injured in the incident, the area has been cordoned off and a case has been registered under relevant sections of law