J&K: Encounter in Anantnag, one terrorist killed


Jammu: A terrorist has been neutralised in an encounter which took place with the security forces in Bijbehara, Anantnag in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

While in a separate incident, the Army has launched a search operation to smoke out hidden terrorists in Sopore in Baramulla district. The Army and the Police have cordoned off the area and launched search operations in Bomai area of Sopore in Baramulla, where terrorists are believed to be hiding.

More details on the same are awaited.

Even earlier on December 9, three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in a 36-hour gunbattle with security forces in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district in Kashmir.

“Three holed up terrorists eliminated; bodies of two terrorists & three weapons recovered,” Army’s Northern Command said in a tweet.

Arif Shah, a resident of Sangam area of Anantnag district, was also hit by the “stray bullet” when security forces were dealing with a group which was indulging in stone-pelting near the encounter site, the official said.

However, locals alleged that Mr Shah was killed in security forces action against protesters.

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Militants trapped in Sopore

In north Kashmir, locals said gunshots were heard in Bomai area of Sopore, Baramulla district, 55 km away from Srinagar. Police officials said they suspect that at least two militants are trapped inside a house in a Bomai village. The village has been cordoned off.

Meanwhile, mobile phone services in parts of Sopore have been suspended.

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