Anantnag Encounter: Two militants killed, women injured

Anantnag: Two militants were killed in an encounter which ensued after security forces launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in this south Kashmir district on Monday.
A woman was injured in the exchange of fire, official sources said.
They said following specific information about presence of militants, a joint CASO was launched by troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police at Sarigufwara, Anantnag, in the wee hours on Monday.
“All exit points were sealed and house-to-house searches were launched,” they said, adding when the search party was moving towards a particular house, militants hiding there, opened fire.
Security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, sources said, adding all the residents in the adjacent houses were rescued and taken to safer places.
They said a woman, identified as Arifa, who was injured, was rushed to hospital.
They said two unidentified militants were killed so far in the exchange of fire and two AK -47 rifles were recovered from the encounter site, adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in. “Additional security forces and police have been deployed in the nearby village to prevent any law and order,” they said.
Meanwhile, mobile internet service of all Cellular companies, including Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(BSNL), has been suspended as a precautionary measure to prevent rumours.