Srinagar: One of the three militants who were killed in a gunfight in Chattabal area of Srinagar on Saturday with government has been identified as Fayaz Ahmad Hammal, a resident of Khanqah, Fateh Kadel Srinagar, reports said.
Three militants were killed on the outskirts of Srinagar, police said.
Based on an intelligence input, the Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel cordoned off an under-construction building, near the Chattabal area this morning, police said.
“All the three militants are neutralised and I believe it was a Lashker-e-Taiba module,” Inspector General of Police (Kashmir Range) Swayam Prakash Pani told PTI, adding, “On the basis of the materials recovered from the site, it was found that the terrorists belonged to the outlawed LeT.”
The operation was conducted swiftly and it was over in four hours with no collateral damage, Pani said, adding that four security personnel, who had received injuries during the operation, were stable now.”
“Utmost precaution was taken to ensure the safety and security of the people living in the neighbourhood,” the IG said.