Five security personnel have been injured in the encounter (Photo: Twitter@ANI)
Three terrorists have been killed and five security personnel have been injured in an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces on Saturday in Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar, according to news agency ANI. Weapons and warlike stores have been recovered from the terrorists.
#JammuAndKashmir: Three terrorists have been neutralised in Mujgund encounter in Srinagar which broke out yesterday. 5 security personnel have been injured. Weapons and other warlike stores have been recovered. pic.twitter.com/KsKTmDdtVx— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2018
Encounter between terrorists & security forces underway in Mujgund, 5 security personnel have been injured. Mobile internet services have been suspended in Srinagar following the encounter which is underway there since y'day #JammuAndKashmir (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/UvjGjDRj8V— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2018
There is a possibility of one more militant being present in the area, according to sources. The joint team of SOG of Jammu and Kashmir police, Army and CRPF launched the operation following some specific inputs. Authorities have snapped Internet services in Srinagar.
"After zeroing in on the suspected house where the militants were hiding, forces fired a few warning shots. The hiding militants, however, fired indiscriminately at the forces triggering an encounter,” Greater Kashmir quoted a police officer as saying.
Inspector general of CRPF Ravideep Singh Sahi said that intermittent firing was going on between the forces and the militants. “This was an intelligence input-based operation. Going for the search of militant bodies wasn’t feasible due to complete dark. Youth placed logs and rocks on road to disturb the forces’ movement. Youth from Lawaypora, HMT, Narbal and other areas marched towards the encounter site amid clashes with the forces."