Anantnag gunfight; forces blast residential house

Anantnag gunfight; forces blast residential house
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Srinagar: Two militants including Bashir Lashkari were believed to be killed after government forces blasted the residential house they were holed up in south Kashmir’s Dialgam area in Anantnag district on Saturday.
Bashir Lashkari, was a militant commander believed to have masterminded an ambush in Achabal area where six policemen including a Station House Officer (SHO) was killed last month.
The militants according to police were holed up in a house in a locality between Ganai Bagh and Dreenth in Dialgam area. Sources said that it is a new locality with only a few houses.
Local sources said that forces blasted the house and razed it to ground which was followed by complete silence.
The holed up militants are believed to be dead however the bodies were yet to be recovered, they said.
Police sources said that operation to retrieve the bodies was underway.
Pertinently, two civilians including a woman were also killed after hit with bullets near the encounter site.

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