Security forces have claimed success in downing as many as eight militants in separate encounters that took place in South Kashmir.
Some of the militants downed are said to be high ranking cadres and their killing may have hit the organization badly.
Security forces informed that while one militant was killed and another surrendered before forces in Anantnag district, another seven ultras were killed in a gunbattle in Shopian district.
Even the Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid has confirmed the killing of eight militants.
Vaid said the another encounter was on in Kachdoora area of Shopian itself where some civilians were trapped.>