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2 militants killed in military operation in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara

Anantnag: Two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were killed in an overnight military operation in Sirhama area of Bijbehara in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

Officials reported that two militants of LeT were killed in the gunfight, including one non-local militant & one local from Pulwama.

The official sources further said that operation was suspended on Thursday late evening due to darkness, however the cordon around the suspected house was kept intact. The operation was resumed with first light of the day today.

Earlier, According to the reports, a joint team of Police, Army’s 03 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Sirhama.

“As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a gunfight,” officials said.

After the military operation, two civilians were reportedly injured when some explosive material went off near the site of the military operation.

 

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