Security forces on Sunday (June 21) killed three terrorists in an encounter in Zadibal Soura area of Srinagar.
Reports say, the trio was holed up inside a house in the area and were shot down after refusing to surrender.
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Based on specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the Zoonimar area of the city, security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the morning, a police official told PTI.
He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, leading to a gunfight.
A report in ANI said that security forces had even dialled up the parents of the militants who in turn had cajoled them to surrender, but in vain.
“Through our sources, we got to know of their identity and called their parents who appealed to them to surrender. But they didn’t relent,” ANI quoted Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar as saying.
The identities of three militants, are yet to be released to the media.
The exchange of fire is going on. Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in the city as a precautionary measure, the official said. Restrictions on the movement of people have also been imposed in most parts in downtown areas of the city, the official added.
(With inputs from agencies)