Security forces have killed three terrorists in an encounter in Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday. As many as five security personnel also suffered injuries in the gunfight that lasted for 18 hours.
Security forces have killed three terrorists in an encounter in Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar, news agency ANI reported. As many as five security personnel also suffered injuries in the gunfight that lasted for 18 hours.
According to police, a search operation was launched on Saturday evening jointly by police and security forces near Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area. During the search operation, a search party was fired upon by hiding terrorists. The firing was retaliated by security officials leading to a gunfight.
While the encounter had stopped during Saturday night, security forces continued to maintain a tight vigil in the area to prevent terrorists from escaping. The encounter resumed on Sunday morning and in the gunfight, three terrorists killed.
#JammuAndKashmir: Three terrorists have been neutralied in Mujgund encounter in Srinagar. 5 security personnel have been injured. Weapons and other warlike stores have been recovered. Search operation is underway. (visuals deferred by unspecified time). pic.twitter.com/m3qC862ZGv
— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2018
“Three terrorists have been killed in the Mujgund operation,” an Army official told PTI, adding that weapons and other warlike stores have been recovered from the encounter site. Also, a search operation to sanitise the region is still underway.
The news agency said that identities and affiliations of killed terrorists are yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, the local authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the city as a precautionary measure.