Sunday, Aug 07, 2022

Security Forces Kill 2 Militants In J&K’s Anantnag

Jammu and Kashmir: The encounter between security forces and militants took place in Shitipora area of Bijbehara in the south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Security forces during patrol in Jammu and Kashmir.(File photo) AP Photo/Dar Yasin

Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. 

Acting on specific inputs about the presence of militants in Shitipora area of Bijbehara in the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.

He said as the forces were conducting the searches in the area, the militants fired upon them.

The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter in which two militants were killed, the official said.

He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain ultras was being ascertained. 

(With PTI inputs)