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Three militant killed in Anantnag district

 2017-01-16 05:13:23.0

Three militant killed in Anantnag district


Tahlka News Desk

Jammu & Kashmir: Three militants were killed in Anantnag encounter at Awoora village in Pahalgam area of the district,said an army official.

According to sources three AK 47 rifles were also recovered from the encounter site.

The exchange of fire went on till late in the evening after which it was halted for the night, the official said, adding it was resumed in the wee hours today and the three militants were killed in the gunfight.

The explosion was this much loud that it can be heard near the encounter site in Anantnag district on sunday night. After the nine hours gunfight security forces trapped the militants. However,the explosions were loud and it reported around 11pm. but still it's not clear that who denoted these explosion.

Sources said both sides exchanged fire for more than two hours at Awoora village near tourist spot Pahalgam in Anantnag district after a fierce gunfight that broke out after 3 pm on Sunday.

At least three local Hizbul Mujahideen militants are believed to be trapped inside a single-storey house, nestled near a forest area. The hiding militants started firing on the search party on Sunday afternoon after a it laid a cordon in area.

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