ANANTNAG — Two unidentified militants have been killed in a gunfight between government forces and militants in Semthan village of Bijbehara belt in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday.
Quoting a senior police officer, KNO reported that two unidentified militants have been killed whose identification is being ascertained while the operation is still on.
He said that militants turned down repeated surrender offers.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) for Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar, said that the two slain militants were responsible for the killing of the Territorial Army trooper who was killed on Friday in the nearby Jablipora village.
Earlier on Saturday, a joint team of police, army’s 3 RR and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
As the joint team of forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
Earlier in the day, three militants were killed in another gunfight in Chitragam Kalan area of Shopian district.
Notably, 36 militants have been killed so far in J&K this year and most of them belong to Shopian district.
Meanwhile, internet services have been snapped in Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag districts. (KNO)