Srinagar: Three militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) were killed in an encounter that raged security between forces and militants in Nowgam’s Srinagar district early this morning.
Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that one militant was killed earlier while two more were killed taking the number of slain to three.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that the slain were involved in the killing of Sarpanch SameerAhmed Bhat of Khonmoh.
The officials said that search operation is on in the area.
Earlier, following specific inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a Cordon and Search operation (CASO) was launched this during night which the hiding militants fired upon the security forces, which was retaliated, leading to an encounter, they said—(KNO)