Anantnag: Six terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sekipora area of Bijbhera in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.
Indian Army’s 3 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 116 battalions of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir Police jointly conducted the operation, which started in the wee hours.
Based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists, a cordon and search operation was launched in a forested area of Sekipora. As the operation was underway, the search party was fired upon by terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight.
Incriminating materials, including a huge quantity of arms and ammunition, were recovered from the site of encounter. Five AK and one INSAS rifle have been recovered.
Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in the matter. Pertinently no collateral damage took place in this incident, read a statement from the state police.
They have also requested the citizens to not venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials.