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J-K: 3 terrorists killed, 5 security personnel injured in Mujgund encounter, internet suspended in Srinagar

An Encounter That Broke Out Between Militants And Security Forces On Saturday In Mujgund Area On The Outskirts Of Srinagar Resumed On Sunday Morning

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Fayiq Wani | Updated on: 09 Dec 2018, 12:32:52 PM
Five security personnel have been injured in the encounter (Photo: Twitter@ANI)

New Delhi:

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.


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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." 

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First Published : 09 Dec 2018, 09:50:15 AM