Six militants killed in Bijbehara encounter

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Six militants have been killed in an encounter at south Kashmir’s Bijbehara area of district Anantnag, Police said.

In a statement issued here a police spokesperson said that six militants were killed in the encounter that started during the pre-dawn hours of Friday.

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He said that arms and ammunition has been recovered from the site.

The identity of slain militants is being ascertained.

Reports said that a joint team of army’s 3RR and SOG Anantnag launched a cordon and search operation before dawn in Sekipora following inputs about the presence of militants.

As soon as the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight


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