Srinagar : Three unidentified militants were killed and four security men were injured in an encounter on Srinagar outskirts at Pantha Chowk, officials said here on Friday.
The nocturnal gunfight at Pantha Chowk erupted just hours after six Jaish-e- Mohammad militants and a soldier died in two separate encounters in South Kashmir.
Police said the gunfight at Pantha Chowk erupted when a joint team of forces launched a cordon and a search operation in the area following an input about presence of terrorists in the area.
“As the cordon was being laid, terrorists opened indiscriminate fire wounding four security men including three cops,” a police officer said, adding the injured were shifted to Army’s 92 base hospital.” Three terrorists were killed in the subsequent gunfight.”
In a series of tweets, police said three unidentified militants were killed in the encounter and the search operation is going on.
“SrinagarEncounterUpdate: 03 unidentified #terrorists killed. #Incriminating materials including #arms & ammunition recovered. Search going on, ” a police tweet quoting Inspector General Police Kashmir said.
“#SrinagarEncounterUpdate: In the initial exchange of fire, 03 Police personnel & 01 CRPF personnel got injured & were subsequently shifted to hospital. #Operation going on,” an earlier tweet read.