Two militants killed in ongoing Sirhama gunfight

Jahangeer Ganaie

Anantnag, Sep 25 : Two militants were killed in an ongoing encounter that raged between government forces and militants in Sirhama village of Bijbehara Sub-division in South Kashmir's Anantnag district on Thursday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that two militants have been killed while the operation is on in the area.

Sources said that one among the slain militants is top commander who was active since last 3 years.

Earlier, an official said that a joint team of Police, Army's 03 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the joint teams of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which was retaliated, triggering an encounter—(KNO)

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