Anantnag, Apr 11: One unidentified militant has been killed in an encounter between government forces and militants in Semthan Village of Bijbehara area in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday
A senior police officer told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that one unidentified militant has been killed whose identification is being ascertained while as operation is on in the area.
He said that militants turned down repeated surrender offers given to them by government forces.
Earlier an official said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 03 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.
He said that as the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter.
Pertinently, 35 militants have been killed in J&K so far thisp year and most of them belong to Shopian district.
Earlier, three local militants were killed in Chitragam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district.
Meanwhile, as a precautionary measure, internet services have been snapped in Shopian, Kulgam and Anantnag districts—