Jammu and Kashmir: 2 militants killed in Anantnag
Anantnag: Security forces shot dead two militants in the upper reaches of Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said.
The encounter erupted at Sirchand Top in Pahalgam when security forces launched an anti-militancy operation.
“As the team approached the spot, terrorists fired upon them which was retaliated. In the gun battle, two terrorists has been killed,” a police officer said.
The police said both the militants were affiliated with the Hizbul Mujahideen.
One of them may be a commander who has been active since 2016.
The encounter took place at a time when Jammu and Kashmir is gearing up to host the Shri Amarnath Yatra, which is physically taking place after two years.
(With UNI inputs)
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