Two Militants Killed in Encounter in Anantnag District of J&K; Group Affiliation of Slain Still Unknown

Unidentified gunmen were killed in an encounter with security forces in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, police said. A police official said, based on specific inputs regarding the presence of militants in Chitibura-Bhabhara district of South Kashmir region, the security forces launched a cordon and search operation there.

He said that while the forces were conducting searches in the area, the gunmen shot at them. The official said the forces responded following a confrontation in which two militants were killed.

He said that the identity and affiliation of the dead Ultras group had been verified.

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