The DGP said this while chairing a security review meeting at Srinagar in which he took stock of the security situation in the Kashmir Zone.
The second phase of the ‘back-to-village’ programme started in J&K from November 25 and about 5,000 officers, including deputy commissioners, will reach out to the people in each panchayat.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police also managed to arrest the kingpin who spearheaded violent agitation post August 5.
The encounter broke out at Pazalpora area in Anantnag on a specific intelligence provided by the district police.
The terrorists hurled a grenade on a security patrol outside the heavily guarded complex in Anantnag town, 55 km from here, around 11 am, an official said.
The NSA, who has been spending time visiting areas that were known as hotbeds of separatists, enquired from the animal traders about the weight and price of the sheep being sold for Eid ul Adha.
As the security forces zeroed in on the house, the militants fired indiscriminately, triggering a gunbattle. In the ensuing encounter, two militants were killed.
The militants hurled the bomb at a security forces patrol party at Goriwan Chowk in the Bijbehara area of south Kashmir, they said.
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However, a search operation was on as a group of terrorists is suspected to have crossed the border in an another Pakistan-backed infiltration bid on Sunday night.
Internet services on mobile devices were snapped shortly after clashes broke out at many places in south Kashmir.
Two Army jawans were today killed in separate encounters in south Kashmir in which eight militants were gunned down.
All schools and colleges will remain shut as well as the exams scheduled for Monday by the Kashmir University were postponed.