Srinagar: In a gunbattle that broke out in Kakapora area of Pulwama district last night, three militants were killed, police said on Thursday morning. An army official was also injured in the gunfight.
The slain militants have been identified as Shariq alias Hanzala, Majid Mir alias Abbas both residents f Kakapora and Irshad Ahmad of Awantipora. They were affiliated with LeT.
Bodies of the three slain militants were recovered early today, sources said.
As reported earlier protesters took to streets amid the gunfight and launched attacks on the government forces to help the holed up militants escape.
Forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in New Colony Kakapora area of Pulwama following information about the presence of militants there.
As the forces were conducting the searches, they were fired upon by hiding militants, triggering the gunbattle, the official sources said.