Two militants killed in encounter in Kokernag
Srinagar, May 28: Two militants were Tuesday killed in an encounter with security forces in forests of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said.
Based on specific intelligence input about presence of the militants in the Kachwan forest area of Kokernag in south Kashmir district, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired at search party of the forces, who retaliated.
In the exchange of firing, two militants were killed, the official said.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants was being ascertained.
However, according to a local news agency a police source identified one of the slain militants as Faisal Nazir of Naibasti locality of Anantnag town. He said that Nazir, who originally hails from Aakhura Mattan, had joined Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militant outfit only a month-and-half back.