3 Terrorists Killed In Kashmir; Schools Shut In Srinagar Fearing Protests

Anantnag Encounter: One of the terrorists was reportedly involved in a recent attack on a police post in Soura in which a constable was killed

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Anantnag Encounter: The terrorists were hiding in Anantnag's Hakoora area. (File photo)

Jammu and Kashmir: 

Highlights

  1. Three terrorists have been killed by security forces in Anantnag
  2. Schools, colleges have been closed in the area as precautionary measure
  3. Police: One of the terrorists was involved in recent attack
Three terrorists have been killed by security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district early this morning. Schools and colleges have been closed in the area as a precautionary measure. Kashmir University has suspended classes for the day and postponed examinations as well. Restrictions have been imposed in Nowhatta, Khanyar, Rainawari, Safakadal, M R Gunj, Maisuma, Kralkhud and Soura.

Two of the terrorists have been identified as Eesa Fazili of Soura in Srinagar and Syed Owais of Kokernag in south Kashmir. Fazli was studying engineering at Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University before he joined a terror outfit. The identity of the third terrorist is being ascertained, police said.

According to the police, one of the terrorists was involved in a recent attack on a police post in Soura on the outskirts of Srinagar in which a constable was killed.

The police had launched a search operation based on information about the presence of terrorists in Anantnag's Hakoora area. We didn't give them enough time to escape or breach the cordon, the police statement said.

"While the search was on, the hiding militants fired upon the party ensuing an encounter during which three militants were killed," it added.

The police have recovered AK 47 rifles, pistols and hand grenades and added that no collateral damage was reported.

 

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