Two Hizbul militants killed in encounter in J&K's Anantnag

Searches were underway in the area and mobile Internet services have been suspended in the district as a precautionary measure.

Published: 25th April 2019 10:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2019 08:12 AM   |  A+A-

A file photo of Indian soldiers taking position during an encounter with militants (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

SRINAGAR: Two Kashmiri militants affiliated to the Hizbul Mujahideen group were gunned down in an encounter with the security forces on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

Following specific information about militant presence in Bijbehara town, the security forces had surrounded the Baghander Mohalla late on Wednesday.

At daybreak, the militants were challenged and they fired back triggering the encounter. 

The slain terrorists were identified as 25-year-old Kashmiri men Safder Amin Bhat from Bijbehara itself and Burhan Ahmad Ganaie of Malipora Hablish in Kulgam.

Searches were underway in the area and mobile Internet services have been suspended in the district as a precautionary measure.

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