Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

Three terrorists Killed In J&K’s Anantnag encounter, search operation continues

Srinagar: Three terrorists have been killed by security forces in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district early Monday morning after a brief but fierce encounter with the security forces.

As a precautionary measure Schools and colleges have been closed in the area

According to the police, pursuing credible leads about the presence of terrorists in Hakoora area of Anantnag district, security forces started search operation in the in the wee hours of Monday morning.

“While the searches were going on, hiding terrorists fired upon the search party to escape or breach the cordon. The fire was retaliated by the security forces ensuing an encounter,” said a police official.

He said that after a brief encounter, three terrorists were killed. Later they were identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, both belonging to Anantnag district.

The police has recovered arms and ammunition including AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand grenades from the encounter site. No collateral damage was reported, said the police official.

It may be mentioned here that among the slain terrorists, one was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in which one police constable was killed.

As a precautionary measure Schools and colleges have been closed in the area, said an official.

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