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2 Militants killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag district: Kashmir Zone Police

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Srinagar: Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday (May 6, 2022). Police said that an encounter took place between security forces and terrorists in the Srichand Top Forest area of ​​Pahalgam area in the morning.

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Police said that based on specific input about the presence of terrorists in the area, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there. The search operation turned into an encounter after the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces, who retaliated.

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The police official added that as the joint searching team of forces approached the suspected spot, terrorists fired upon them which was retaliated and an encounter broke.

IGP Kashmir too confirmed the exchange of fire and said, “Encounter has started at Sirchan Top (Jungle area), East of Batkoot Pahalgam area of Anantnag. Police and Army on the job. Further details shall follow.”

Meanwhile, the hills of Pahalgam are being sanitised nowadays in view of the upcoming Amarnath yatra.

Sources in the police said that input is about the presence of two to four terrorists who are believed to be trapped in the area. However, the actual number can be said once the operation concludes.

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