Srinagar : A militant was killed in an ongoing gunfight between militants and the government forces in Kokernag area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.
Three civilians was injured in clashes near the site of the gunfight.
Reports said a joint team of Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the army cordoned off Gadol village of Vailoo area of Kokernag around.
The search operation was launched in the area following “specific inputs” about the presence of some militants, said an official.
“Contact has been established with the hiding militants at Gadol and the operation is going on,” he said.
“Body of a militant has been recovered from the site of the gunfight,” said an official. The identity of the slain was not immediately known
A local said that two houses were blasted by the forces during the operation.
Authorities have snapped Internet service in parts of Anantnag district in the wake of the gunfight.
Meanwhile, three civilians were injured during clashes with the forces near the site of the gunfight in Gadol village.
One of the injured, identified as Yawar Ahmad, was brought to district hospital Anantnag for treatment. A doctor treating him said Ahmad has suffered a bullet injury in the back of his head.
In Vailoo area of Kokernag in District Anantnag, a search operation was jointly launched by security forces in the wee hours today.
During the search operation, search party came in contact with the militants leading to an encounter and in the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed.
Huge quantity of ammunition and incriminating material has been seized from the site of encounter.
From the incriminating material seized it is learnt that the killed militant is a Pakistani affiliated with JeM and was involved in several attacks on security forces and civilian in the area.