South Kashmir: Six militants slain in Bijbehara gunfight, operations on

South Kashmir: Six militants slain in Bijbehara gunfight, operations on
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Srinagar: Six militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight between militants and government forces in Sekipora area of Bijbehera in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district Friday morning.

Srinagar based defense spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said that six militants have been killed in the operation. “Weapons and warlike stores also recovered. Operation in progress,” he said.

Police sources said that all the six bodies have been retrieved. However, the identity of the slain militants is being ascertained.”

A predawn gunfight broke out in the village after government forces launched a massive cordon and search operation in the area.

“As the forces zeroed in at the location where militants were suspected to be hiding, the hiding militants fired on the forces triggering a gunfight.”