Anantnag Encounter: 2 Militants Gunned Down, Opt Concluded


Srinagar: A joint patrol of Security Forces in the early hours of Wednesday morning  launched search operation at Lal Chowk area in the district of Anantnag after it received credible leads about the presence of the terrorists inside a house.

Reportedly. as the security forces advanced towards the suspect house, the terrorists hiding inside fired on the security forces, which was retaliated resulting in an encounter in which two terrorists were eliminated. Besides, no collateral damage occurred during the encounter.

On the basis of the incriminating materials seized, it is established that they belonged to proscribed terrorist organisation LeT; one of the killed terrorists was identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar alias Bin Yamin Dar son of Mohammad Yousuf Dar of Sofi Mohalla Khudwani Kulgam. The identity of the other terrorist is yet to be ascertained.

As per police records Bilal alias Bin Yamin Dar was involved in series of terror acts . Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police has registered a case and investigation has been initiated into the matter.

Earlier,na senior police officer told that the joint team of forces lunched the cordon in the area following specific inputs about the presence of some militants. As the searches were intensified in the area which is very congested, the militants fired upon the forces party triggering off an encounter, he said.