Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including one pursuing Bachelor of Physiotherapy, were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday. The encounter took place at Bagender Mohalla of Bijbehara in Anantnag.
One of the slain militants has been identified as Safder Amin Bhat (25), a resident of Zirpora in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district, the spokesman said adding Bhat was an active militant since May 2017.
The other militant has been identified as Burhan Ahmad Ganaie alias Saifullah (25), who was pursuing Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
A resident of Anantnag district, Ganaie had joined militant ranks in June 2018, reported PTI.
Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site. The police have cautioned citizens not to visit the encounter site until it is sanitised by the bomb disposal team. A search operation is underway.
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The militants fired upon the search party, following which the security forces retaliated, the official said. “In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter.”