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J-K: Three militants killed in encounter with security forces in Anantnag

The encounter broke out at around 8pm at Wanihama village of Anantnag, following an anti-militancy operation launched by the security forces

india Updated: Jul 17, 2017 23:46 IST
Security force personnel stand at the site of a gunbattle in Anantnag.
Security force personnel stand at the site of a gunbattle in Anantnag. (Reuters File Photo)

Three unidentified militants were killed on Monday by the security forces in an encounter in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, defence officials said.

The encounter broke out at around 8pm at Wanihama village of Anantnag, following an anti-militancy operation launched by the security forces, said a defence spokesperson.

“In a chance encounter, three terrorists were killed near Anantnag by joint team of security forces, identities are being ascertained,” ANI quoted Jammu and Kashmir Police DGP SP Vaid as saying.

He added that three militants were killed in the ensuing gunbattle.

Further details are awaited.