Srinagar: At least three militants have been killed in an ongoing gunfight with the government forces in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said.
“Sunderbani encounter: 3 terrorists killed as per reports. Forces on the job for suspected 4th. #Rajouri,” Deputy Commissioner Rajouri Shahid Iqbal Choudhary tweeted.
The gunfight started hours after a sentry of paramilitary CRPF camp repulsed an attack on battalion headquarters in the border district of Rajouri in Jammu division.
Official sources said that a sentry observed some suspicious movement following which he fired few shots and alerted other CRPF personnel.
Soon police and army were called to the area and the joint operation was launched by them. During searches, they also found three bags of explosives.
A contact was also established with the militants.
“A brief gunfight broke out and it was stopped for now. The operation is underway,” SSP Rajouri Yougal Manhas said.
The schools in the area have already been closed by the district administration in Sunderbani sector as a precautionary measure.