Anantnag: Three terrorists killed in encounter


Operation underway in Kashmir

Police on Monday claimed to have killed three militants in an overnight gunfight at Hakoora area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

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

While the search was going on the hiding militants fired upon the search party.

The fire was responded triggering off a brief exchange of the gunfight, SSP said, adding that the trio was killed in the retaliatory action.

In the process arms and ammunition which include AK 47 rifles, pistols, and hand grenades. The joint operation was launched on a specific input, which took militants by surprise and didn’t give enough time to escape or breach the cordon. The identity of the third, reportedly a foreigner, was being ascertained. One of the slain militants was involved in the recent attack on a police guard in Soura, in the city outskirts in which a police constable attained martyrdom.

Although the police did not spell out the reason for imposing the sudden restriction, administration officials said that they apprehend protests following the killing of the militant Mohd Eesa of Soura. However, additional security forces and state police personnel have been rushed to main town Anantnag and other places to maintain law and order.

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