Friday, November 23, 2018

6 Militants killed in Kashmir encounter

6 Militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Srinagar: Six militants were killed on Friday, 23rd November 2018,  in a gun battle with security forces in south Kashmir’s Bijbehera area after the Indian Army and state police launched an operation, officials said.

“We have recovered war-like stores from encounter site,” army spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said.

The operation is still in progress, according to officials.

Officials said they had information that six or seven militants were hiding at Seikpora village and when search and cordon operation began in early hours it turned into an operation.

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 inan 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.

Police said that a search and cordonoperation 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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