Two Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in an encounter at Kreeri area of Dooru belt in Southern district of Anantnag district, police said Tuesday.
A police official said that acting on specific information about the presence of militants, a joint cordon was laid by police and the army in the Dooru area of Anantnag.
“As the joint teams zeroed in on the suspected spot, the militants fired indiscriminately at the forces, triggering an encounter. In the exchange of fire, two militants were killed and their bodies were retrieved,” the official said.
Talking to reporters in Srinagar, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that on the basis of a specific lead, the army’s 19 RR and police laid a siege at the Dooru area about the presence of three LeT militants. “This operation is very important for us as it was the same group that had managed to flee on April 16 at Watnar in which one soldier was killed.”
He said in the encounter, two militants have been killed and there is a possibility of the presence of a third one.
“Search operation is on,” the IGP said, adding that the identity of the slain is being ascertained.