3 militants dead, 5 security personnel injured in J&K’s encounter

Srinagar: Three militants have been neutralised and five security personnel have been injured after an encounter between militants and the security forces on the outskirts of Srinagar entered into the second day on Sunday, police said.

A cordon-and-search operation near Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area on Saturday evening.

The encounter ensued after a forces’ party was fired upon by the militants, a police officer said.

The gunfight resumed this morning and the operation to flush out the militants is on, the officer said.

He said while the firing was stopped for the night, the forces had cordoned of the area to stop the militants from escaping.

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