Anantnag Encounter: All three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an encounter between militants and security forces on Tuesday morning in the Vailo area of Kokernag in district Anantnag in south Kashmir. The three terrorists killed in the Antanag encounter were identified as Ilyas Ahmad Dar son Bashir Ahmad Dar resident Danavathpora, Kokernag, Ubaid Shafi son Mohammad Shafi Dar resident Batmaloo, Srinagar while the third was identified as Aqeeb Ahmad Lone son Mohammad Amin Lone resident Khandaypora, Kulgam is. However, this has not been officially confirmed.
At the same time, the army has ended the operation on completion of the search operation. A large number of arms and ammunition have also been recovered from the dead bodies of the slain militants.
Confirming the killing of the three terrorists, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that during the encounter, the terrorists were given the opportunity to surrender several times but they did not agree. Therefore, the three terrorists have been killed during the encounter. They were local.
Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter is underway between terrorists and security forces at Vailoo, Kokernag area of Anantnag. IGP Kashmir says three terrorists of LeT are trapped.— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2021
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According to the information received from the police, security forces got information about hiding of terrorists in the Vileo area of Anantnag district in the early hours of tuesday. As soon as the information was received SOG, 19 RR of Army and 19 battalion of CRPF reached the area and started the siege. Meanwhile, the terrorists saw the security forces coming close to them and started firing on them. These terrorists were staying in a garden and the security forces first asked the terrorists to surrender but when they did not agree, they also started retaliating.
Seeing the security forces dominate, the terrorists left the garden and hid in a house nearby. Security forces killed a terrorist during the encounter. While two other militants continued the firing on the security forces even after the accomplice was killed. Meanwhile, the security forces once again gave the terrorists a chance to surrender, but this time also they did not agree.
In this encounter which lasted for about five hours, the security personnel were successful in killing the three terrorists. However, even after the terrorists were killed, the army carried out a search operation to check the presence of more terrorists in the surrounding neighborhoods. When it was confirmed that no more terrorists were present in the area, the army ended the operation. The movement of vehicles on the highway was opened as soon as the encounter ended. Let us tell you that so far 46 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year and most of them were from the Shopian district.