3 terrorists killed in encounter in Anantnag


Security has been tightened in India's Jammu and Kashmir after the killing of three local militants.

Based on information regarding the presence of militants, security forces started a search in Hakoora area of Anantnag district.

According to AP news agency, Indian forces conducted a pre-dawn raid on a cluster of homes in a village in Anantnag on a tip that militants were hiding there and came under fire from them, police said. Troops retaliated and in the brief fighting three militants were killed, said police officer Altaf Khan.

Police found AK-47 rifles, pistols and hand grenades and said the militantsbelonged to Tehreek-ul-Mujahideen and Hizbul-ul-Mujahideen outfits. No collateral damage has been reported. Exams scheduled for Monday by the Kashmir University were postponed.

Three militants were killed in a gunfight in Hakoora area of Anantnag district earlier today.

This followed restrictions by police in several areas in capital Srinagar and other places. "Restrictions have been imposed in old Srinagar city and high speed internet is also down", police said in its statement.

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As a precautionary measure, all schools and colleges have been shut.

All educational institutes, including schools and colleges, will remain closed for two more days as precautionary measure in Kashmir valley, though there was no strike called by the separatists.

He said that everyday there are killings in Kashmir, so we how can be sure that those killed were militants.

One of the militant killed was Srinagar resident Essa Fazili, a B.Tech dropout from Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri, who had joined militancy eight months ago. The tweet said that these orders are temporary and gave a helpline number.

A JKLF delegation comprising of zonal organizer Bashir Ahmad Kashmiri and Zahoor Ahmad Butt visited Soura and participated in the funeral prayers of slain militant Eesa Fazli.