Anantnag encounter: Militant believed to be killed in encounter, says police

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 4, 2017

Jammu and Kashmir: The militant was killed in an encounter in the Anantnag district.

"On a specific input about the presence of three terrorists in general area of Herpora Kanelwan Karvel Anantnag, an operation was launched by Anantnag police, 3 RR and CRPF 40/90 Bn".

One militant was reportedly gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday night.

Yawar, who was allegedly a "chronic stone pelter" of the area, had joined the militant outfit in the first week of last month, they said, adding that a Self-Loading Rifle (SLR) looted earlier from a police guard was recovered from him.

During the firefight, both militants were killed, the official had said. "During search operation, terrorists fired on the search party resulting in exchange of fire", the police said in a statement.

The state has witnessed an increased number of militant attacks in recent times.

Shridhar Patil, SSP, Kulgam district was quoted by news agency ANI as saying: "The encounter lasted half an hour".

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