Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir
Government forces during a search operation in Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — Two militants of Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit were killed in an overnight encounter at Kanidpora area of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday.

Official sources said that two militants were killed in an encounter, however identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

On Wednesday, the operation was suspended due to darkness to avoid any collateral damage and was resumed today with the first light of the day.

Yesterday, reports reaching here said that a joint team of Police and Army launched a cordon and search operation in Kandipora.

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As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

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