Srinagar: Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police sources said here early Friday morning.
While one of the militants was killed Thursday, two others were brought down after the encounter resumed at dawn. Their bodies along with a large cache of weapons were recovered from the encounter site in Panjran village of Lassipora area. A large quantity of explosives was also found. Sources said that the terrorists must have been planning something big.
Exact identities and group affiliations of the slain militants were being ascertained the sources said adding that searches were still underway.
The operation was launched Thursday on specific information about the presence of a group of militants hiding in Panjran village. As the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they started firing on the security forces.
As a precautionary measure mobile Internet services has been temporarily suspended in Pulwama district.