Hizbul Militants killed in Kashmir’s Anantnag

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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.

A gunfight broke out late on Friday between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.Police said security forces, including the India Army, state police and the Central Reserve Police Force, surrounded Shistargam village in Dooru area following information that a group of militants was hiding there.

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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