NEW DELHI, Dec 9 (KUNA) -- Indian Army said on Sunday that three militants were gunned down in an encounter on the outskirts of Srinagar in the north Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Quoting Indian army sources, the Press Trust of India said that the security forces killed three militants in an encounter on the outskirts of summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar.
The Indian forces had launched a cordon and search operation Saturday evening at Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area of Srinagar after receiving intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area. The forces resumed the operation in the morning today after stopping it in the night.
The search operation turned into intense exchange of fire when the hiding militants fired upon the approaching security team resulting in the killing of all the three militants.
The forces recovered weapons from the possession of the slain militants amid reports that one of the killed is a Pakistani commander of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba.
New Delhi accuses Islamabad of supporting and funding the armed groups in Kashmir, claims which Islamabad denies. (end)