In a major success, security forces today shot dead six Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants during an encounter in the forest area of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir.
"In one of the most successful operations this year, six Lashkar militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Wagahama area of Bijbehara in Anantnag district," a police spokesman said.
The militants were hiding in the foothills of Wagahama Suktipora
The security forces had launched an operation in the foothills of Wagahama Suktipora yesterday night following information about the presence of militants at a hideout there, the official said.
"The search operation turned into an encounter when the hiding militants started firing at the security forces. In the retaliatory action, six militants were killed and six weapons recovered from the hideout," he added.
All of the slain militants were local residents
The slain militants were identified as Azad Malik, Unais Shafi, Shahid Bashir, Basit Ishtiyaq, Aqib Najar and Firdous Najar. All of them were local residents. On Tuesday, four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were killed in an encounter in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.