Anantnag gunfight: Slain Lashkar militants identified

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The two militants killed in the Anantnag gunfight have been identified as Adil Bhat of Sozan Kishtwar and Bin Yamin alias Bilal moulvi of Ghat Khudwani.

Following an exchange of gunfire between the militants and the armed forces since morning, two militants were killed.

A senior police official said two bodies of the militants have been recovered from the site of a gunfight in Mehmaan Mohalla of Anantnag town. Their identity is being established.

“Firing has stopped. A search operation is on,” said the official.

Police said that earlier,  two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were trapped in the gunfight, following which, a search and cordon operation was launched after receiving inputs.

“As the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight,” he said.

Internet was shut in Anantnag district while train service was suspended across south Kashmir in view of the gunfight. An eye witness said that the forces blasted the house in which the militants were trapped.

Reportedly, a policeman was injured by clashes after youth took to the streets in Lazibal, Kadipora and Chee area of Lal Chowk despite curbs and clashes with the forces.

A policeman sustained injuries after being hit by a stone in Chee area, said a report.

Further details are awaited.

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