Jammu and Kashmir: Three terrorists killed in Anantnag gunfight

Srinagar, March 12: Three terrorists were killed early Monday in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Pursuing credible leads on the presence of militants, security forces launched a search operation in the Hakoora area of Anantnag district in the wee hours of Monday morning.

“While the searches were going on, hiding militants fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated by the security forces ensuing an encounter,” news agency IANS quoted citing a police statement.

The three militants gunned down has been identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, both belonging to Anantnag district.

The police have seized arms and ammunition including AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand grenades from the encounter site. No collateral damage was 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,” it added.


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