Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed in Anantnag encounter, says Army

3 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag

3 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag

Security forces killed three militants in a gunbattle in Anantnag district on Monday.

Official sources told news agency GNS that a joint team of SOG, army, and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hakoora village last night at around 12:30 am. "While the search was going on, the hiding militants fired upon the search party, which was retaliated triggering a gunfight that resulted in killing of three militants".

Authorities made a decision to impose restrictions in parts of Srinagar including the old city today after the militant from Soura in Srinagar was killed.

Meanwhile, suspected terrorists hurled a grenade on a CRPF guard post in south Kashmir's Kulgam district on Saturday evening, but there was no damage, police had said.

The slain militants were identified as Eesa Fazli, a BTech student of Srinagar who had dropped out of college to reportedly join ISIS, Syed Owais Shafi, also an engineering student of Kokernag working with Hizbul Mujahideen and a third militant, believed to be a foreigner whose identity is being ascertained.

The police claimed recovery of three assault rifles and some ammunition from the gunfight site. The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday said that restrictions have also been imposed in old Srinagar city and high speed internet will also be down.

It may be mentioned here that among the slain terrorists, one was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in which one police constable was killed.

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