Guwahati: Two militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday, June 30.
It has been reported that this is the second encounter in Anantnag district in as many days. A police official informed that security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Waghama in Anantnag district in south Kashmir this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants lurking in the area.
The official added that the search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired upon a search party of the forces, who retaliated. The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists was being ascertained.
In a similar incident on Monday, one Hizbul Mujahideen commander and two Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists were gunned down in the Khulchohar area of Anantnang. "With today's operation at Khull Chohar by Anantnag Police along with 19 RR,CRPF in which 2 LET terrorists including one district commander & one HM commander Masood were neutralised, Doda district in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free once again", J&K police posted from its official Twitter handle moments later.
After the conclusion of the operation, the armed personnel recovered an AK rifle and two pistols from the encounter site.