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3 militants killed in encounter in J-K's Anantnag

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in district of today, the said.

An anti-militancy operation was launched in Hakura area of district late last night following information about the presence of militants in the area, an official said.

He said three militants were killed in the pre-dawn encounter with security forces.

A said two of the slain militants were identified as Eesa Fazli of and of Kokernag in The identity of the third militant was being ascertained.

"In the process, arms and ammunition which include AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand-grenades, etc. were recovered from the There was no collateral damage during the operation, " the said.

He said one of the slain militants was involved in a recent attack on a police post at Soura in the city, in which one had been killed.

Meanwhile, authorities ordered closure of schools and other educational institutions as a precautionary measure. A said the schools and colleges have been closed to maintain law and order.

University has suspended classes for the day and postponed examinations as well. A of the university said the revised date for examinations scheduled for today will be announced later.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 09:30 IST