Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) terrorists were killed in a fierce encounter in the Anantnag district of south Kashmir on Wednesday.
A huge cache of arms and ammunition was also recovered from the slain terrorists.
The two terrorists were killed in a joint operation carried out by the J&K Police, Army and the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) since early morning.
The operation was launched following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of several terrorists in Anantnag’s Muniward village in the Khanabal area of the district.
The security forces had laid a cordon to trap the terrorists from all sides.
Mobile and internet services were also temporarily suspended in the district in view of the operation.
The security forces have launched a massive search operation to nab other terrorists.
There has been a sudden spurt in the terrorist activities in the Kashmir Valley with several incidents of attack on security forces and civilians reported recently.
Three days back, a terrorist linked to the JeM was gunned down by the security forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district. The slain terrorist was a Pakistani national, said reports. (Agencies)