Anantnag encounter: Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir chief, 3 terrorists killed, police man martyred

By: | Updated: June 22, 2018 1:11 PM

In a major success in counter-terrorism operation, Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) chief Dawood and three other militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, according to the state Police.

jammu and kashmir, jk gunfight, anantnag encounter, army militant gunfightUnfortunately, one cop laid down his life in the line of duty and a civilian was also killed, the Police added. (Source: PTI)

In a major success in counter-terrorism operation, Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) chief Dawood and three other militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district, according to the state Police. Unfortunately, one cop laid down his life in the line of duty and a civilian was also killed, the Police added. The gunfight has ended, according to police. Earlier, Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid posted on Twitter saying “Encounter at Khiram Srigufara on, two terrorists down, firing still continues. Unfortunate we lost one colleague of J&K Police.”

In another tweet, the DGP said the militants were reportedly from the ISJK. “Terrorists reportedly affiliated to ISJK,” Vaid said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khiram in Srigufwara area of the south Kashmir district this morning after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

In the morning, an official had said clashes broke out near the encounter site as a group of youth started pelting stones on the forces who are engaged in the operation. Security forces used force on the protestors and several civilians have suffered injuries, the official said.

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