Srinagar gunfight: Three unidentified militants killed

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Srinagar : The gunfight that raged between militants at Lawaypora area of Srinagar outskirts yesterday evening ended today with the killing of  three unidentified militants, officials said.

“Three unidentified militants have been killed while search operation is on. The house where militants were hiding suffered partial damage,” local news gathering agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) quoted an unnamed official as saying.

Yesterday,  a top security official had told KNO that on a specific input about the presence of militants in Lawaypora, after which police, army’s 2 RR and CRPF laid a cordon. “As forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, they fired at the forces triggering a fierce gunfight,” he had said, wishing anonymity.

The official had said that given the darkness, the operation is being conducted “deliberately.” “Firing is going on intermittently. The militants, two in number, had taken refuge in a nearby concrete house,” he said.

The cordon layers in and around the area were tightened and all entry and exit points were sealed with additional reinforcements of security forces deployed in the area to prevent militants from fleeing. 

“Lights were installed and forces are maintaining calm to avoid any collateral damage in the area,” the official said. (KNO)

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