Jammu and Kashmir: Encounter breaks out between security forces and militants in Anantnag

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Lal Chowk area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday.

According to reports, security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation after specific inputs about the presence of militants in the residential area of lal chowk.

The militants fired on the security forces resulting in to an encounter.

Heavy firing is being reported from both sides.

As per latest reports, two militants of Lashkar-e-Taiba are killed in the encounter.

Internet services have been suspended by the authorities in Anantnag district and its adjoining parts.

More details awaited.