In a pre-dawn gunfight in Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday, two Hizb-ul- Mujahideen militants were gunned down by security forces, police said.
Acting on inputs, a cordon and search operation was launched at Bagender Mohalla in Bijbehara area by the police and the security forces, a police official said.
The militants were identified as Safder Amin Bhat, 25, and Burhan Ahmad Ganie alais Saifullah, 25, a student of Bachelor of Physiotherapy. “One AK rifle and one SLR were recovered from the encounter site,” the police said.
The militants’ bodies were retrieved from the encounter site and their affiliations were being ascertained. Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the site, an official said.
(With inputs from PTI)