Verninag Encounter: One militant body recovered, search operation continues


One militant body was recovered after a brief exchange of firing took place between militants and government forces in Nowgam area of Verninag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Saturday.

A senior Police officer told that one militant body was recovered from the encounter site after there was a brief exchange of firing with militants. The officer further said that since it is a forest area it will take time to search for other hiding militants.

As per the sources the slain militant has been identified as Iqbal Ahmad of Panzath, Dooru and is believed to be associated with JeM.

If reports are to believed the other militants might have escaped taking advantage of dense forest, however, the area is still under cordon. Meanwhile, mobile Internet has been suspended in parts of Anantnag for precautionary measures. (GNS)


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