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Two militants killed in Bijbehara military Op identified, says police

Armed forces personnel near military operation site in south Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Bijbehara: Two militants affiliated with Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) outfit were killed in a brief military operation in Sheetipora village of Bijbehara in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday evening.

A senior police official said that acting on a specific input, joint team of police, Army’s 3 RR and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering the operation.

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