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J-K: Militant killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag, area cordoned off

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired on the security forces who retaliated.

J-K: Encounter underway in Verinag area of Anantnag district, area cordoned off
People inspect a house damaged during a gunfight in Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Friday. (Express Photo)

A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district Saturday after a cordon and search operation was launched in Verinag area following specific information.

The search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired on the security forces who retaliated. The encounter comes a day after two Special Police Officers (SPOs) who joined militant ranks were among four Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) men killed in Pulwama district.

The gunbattle, which continued for more than 12 hours, led to the death of four militants.

“Two listed terrorists and two SPOs who had recently deserted (the force) and become members of the proscribed terrorist organisation JeM were killed,” the police spokesperson had said.

(This is a developing copy, more details awaited)