Two militants were killed after an encounter broke out between government forces and militants in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday, police said.
“Anantnag encounter completed, 2 bodies of militants along with 2 weapons recovered from the site. A clean operation with precision,” director general of police Shesh Paul Vaid wrote on his Twitter.
The gunfight broke at around 5 am on Wednesday early morning.
Reports said that a joint team of army’s 1st RR, SOG and CRPF laid a seige at Binpora, Muniward area of Khanabal at around 5:00 am.
Soon after the joint team of forces launched the cordon in the area, a massive blast occurred followed by intense firing, they said.
A senior police officer said that the joint team of army, SOG and CRPF launched the CASO in the area following inputs about the presence of two top militants.
The militants opened fire while the forces were zeroing in the suspected house which resulted into an encounter, he said.
Meanwhile, in wake of the gunfight, authorities have snapped internet services in most parts of Anantnag and Kulgam district.