Kashmir: Fresh Encounter breaks out in Anantnag


Indian Army on Thursday launched cordon and search operation in Kanelwan area of Bijbehara in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Army received inputs about the presence of militants in the South Kashmir.

On Tuesday, Top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Abu Dujana, a Pakistani national wanted in connection with several terror attacks, and his aide were gunned down by the security forces in an encounter in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Hakripora area of Pulwama on Tuesday night following information that Dujana and his local associate, Arif Nabi Dar alias Rehan, were present, an Army official said.

An encounter broke out between the holed-up militants and the security forces on early Tuesday.

During the firefight, both militants were killed, the official had said. Their bodies were recovered and the operation called off, he had added.