Jammu And Kashmir: Six Terrorists Killed in Encounter Between Militants And Security Forces in Anantnag District; Operation Underway

Two or three terrorists are reportedly trapped in the area. Nobody has been injured or killed so far.

Published: November 23, 2018 6:41 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Shubhangi Gupta

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Srinagar:  Six terrorists were on Thursday killed in an encounter which broke out between security forces and terrorists in Sekipora area of Bijbehara in Anantnag district, news agency ANI reported. Further, arms and ammunition have been recovered from the custody of terrorists. 

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Meanwhile, the operation is underway. More details are awaited.

In an earlier incident, an exchange of fire broke out between security forces and terrorists in Kulgam’ s Khudwani area in Jammu and Kashmir, news agency ANI reported. One civilian was killed. Further, all those injured were admitted to a hospital. Meanwhile, security forces had to cordon the area to undertake search operation.

In another incident on November 18, two terrorists were killed in an encounter which broke out between terrorists and security forces at Rebban area of Zainapora village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. The encounter come a day after the militants abducted and killed a 19-year-old teenager.  (ALSO READ: Terrorists Abduct, Kill 19-year-old in Shopian Day After Executing School Boy)

Police said that a search and cordon operation was launched in the area after the forces received specific inputs about the presence of terrorists hiding in the region. “As search operation was going on, a search party was fired upon by the hiding terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, 2 terrorists were killed and bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Identities are being ascertained,” police added

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Published Date: November 23, 2018 6:41 AM IST