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J&K: 2 terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter; search operation underway

A search and cordon operation is currently underway.

J&K: 2 terrorists killed in Anantnag encounter; search operation underway
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SRINAGAR: Two terrorists were killed in the encounter between terrorists and security forces in Bagender Mohalla of Bijbehara area in South Kashmir's Anantnag district. A search and cordon operation is currently underway. The encounter broke out in the wee hours of Thursday. 

Local police and security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area based on credible intelligence inputs. During the search, terrorists fired upon the party. The fire was retaliated by the security forces leading to an encounter. 

Incriminating material including arms and ammunition has been recovered from the site of encounter. Police have registered a case.

The terrorists have been identified as Hizbul Mujahideen. 

Local police and security agencies requested citizens not to venture inside the encounter zone as exposure to explosive materials can prove dangerous. "People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any," they added.

This comes five days after a civilian was injured near Jablipora village in Bijbehara town in Anantnag district on Saturday after terrorists opened fire. The injured civilian was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.