Jammu and Kashmir: Six terrorists shot dead in encounter in Anantnag disctrict

New Delhi: Early on Friday morning, six terrorists were shot dead in a fierce encounter in Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir.

Security forces launched a predawn operation based on inputs about the presence of terrorists in Sekipora village in Bijbehara, around 50 kms from Srinagar. “As the security forces closed in on the hiding terrorists, they fired triggering the ongoing gunfight,” the police were quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

Weapons, including INSAS rifles, of the terrorists were recovered from the spot. As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile internet services in Anantnag.

Three days ago, four terrorists were shot dead in a fierce encounter at a village in Shopian district. A soldier was killed and three soldiers were also injured in the gun battle.

More details awaited on this encounter.

(With inputs from Agencies)