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

KU postpones exams suspends classwork

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

While the search was going on the hiding militants fired upon the search party. The militants were killed in a pre-dawn encounter with security forces.

The three militants killed in the gunfight were identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi, both belonging to Anantnag district.

Authorities made a decision to impose restrictions in parts of Srinagar including the old city today after the militant from Soura in Srinagar was killed.

J&K police claim to have recovered AK 47 rifles, pistols and hand grenades from the spot and during the encounter no collateral damage was reported. The identity of the third, reportedly a foreigner, was being ascertained.

According to police one of the militant was involved in recent attack on a police guard post at Soura on the outskirts of Srinagar in which one constable was killed. However, additional security forces and state police personnel have been rushed to main town Anantnag and other places to maintain law and order.

The official also said that all educational institutions, including schools and colleges in Srinagar, will remain closed for today.

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