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Posted at: Apr 25, 2019, 8:11 AM; last updated: Apr 25, 2019, 7:41 PM (IST)

2 militants killed in encounter in Anantnag district of J&K

2 militants killed in encounter in Anantnag district of J&K
A man looks out from a burnt window of a residential house, which according to local media was damaged during a gun battle between suspected militants and soldiers, in Bijbehara town in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday. Reuters

Our Correspondent
Anantnag, April 25

Two militants belonging to the Hizbul Mujahideen were killed in an encounter between security forces and the militants in Bijbehara town of Anantnag district on Thursday.

“On a credible input, a cordon and search operation was launched at Bagender Mohalla in Bijbehara area in Anantnag district by police and security forces,” a police spokesman said.

The spokesman said during searches, the militants fired upon the search party which was retaliated, leading to an encounter.

“In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter,” he said.

One of the slain militants has been identified as Safder Amin Bhat (25), a resident of Zirpora in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, the spokesman said adding Bhat was an active militant since May 2017.

The other militant has been identified as Burhan Ahmad Ganaie alias Saifullah (25), who was pursuing Bachelor of Physiotherapy.

A resident of Anantnag district, Ganaie had joined militant ranks in June 2018.

The spokesman said incriminating material like arms and ammunition—including one AK rifle and one SLR rifle—was recovered from the site of encounter. — With PTI

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