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Six militants killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Salka Pai | Updated on: 25 Oct 2018, 11:25:42 PM
Six militants killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi:

In a major breakthrough for security forces, six militants were killed in two separate encounters in Baramulla and Anantnag districts of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said on Thursday.

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“Four militants were killed in Bijbehara's Arwani operation in Anantnag district while two ultras were eliminated in an encounter at Kreeri in Baramulla,” a senior police official said.

According to police report, the intense gunfight started after the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khar Mohalla of Arwani.

One of the slain terrorists has been identified as Sahil Makroo of Arwani village, police said.

Meanwhile, in the earlier gunfight, security forces, after receiving information of militants had sneaked in the area, launched a search operation in the early hours in the Kreeri area, the official said, adding the militants opened fire on the security forces triggering an encounter.

The identity of the two slain militants, affiliated to Lashkar-e-Toiba, was being ascertained, police said.

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Incriminating materials, including arms and ammunitions have been recovered from both encounter sites, as per police report.

Besides, police and security forces have also arrested an over ground worker of Hizbul Mujahideen in Kupwara district on Thursday, police said, adding a case has been registered under relevant sections and an investigation is underway.

On Wednesday, two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, one of them an M.Phil degree holder, were neutralised in an encounter with security forces in Nowgam area in the outskirts of Srinagar city.

Moreover, on October 16, one police cop was martyred and three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in an encounter around the congested Fateh Kadal area in downtown of Srinagar, police said.

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First Published : 25 Oct 2018, 11:25:32 PM