Three militants killed in Anantnag gunfight

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Srinagar: Three militants were killed in an overnight gunfight at Hakoora area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said on Monday.
A joint team of Police, army, and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Hakoora village in midnight hours after specific information about the presence of militants in the area, they said.
As the searches were intensified, some warning shots were fired towards the suspected spot, the group of militants comprising of three tried to break the cordon and opened fire upon the joint team.
The fire was responded triggering off a brief exchange of gunfight, they said and added that the trio was killed in the retaliatory action.