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3 Militants Killed in Encounter With Security Forces in Lawaypora Area of Srinagar, Operation Ongoing

Video of the operation. (Information18)

The identification and affiliation of the militants shall be revealed upon affirmation, a police officer mentioned.

  • CNN-Information18 Srinagar
  • Last Updated: December 30, 2020, 11:35 IST

Mufti Islah

Three militants have been killed by safety forces within the Lawaypora space of Srinagar in an encounter which began on Tuesday and was resumed on Wednesday after a quick halt at evening, mentioned a police officer.

The identification and affiliation of the militants shall be revealed upon affirmation, the police officer mentioned.

The operation resumed on Wednesday morning after it was suspended as a result of darkness on Tuesday night. According to protocol, the cordon was tightened on the intervening evening of Tuesday and Wednesday, and lights have been put in to make sure no militants escaped from the realm undetected.

Contingents of the police, military and CRPF reached the spot to mount searches within the Lawaypora space, situated subsequent to a well-known wetland known as Hokera.

The joint group had confronted firing upon closing in on the militant operations. Forces returned the hearth and an encounter had began.

This 12 months militants have carried out at the very least 5 hit-and-run assaults on safety forces round Srinagar. At least 10 encounters have occurred, a number of in downtown Srinagar.

Early this month, a military patrol social gathering was focused in the identical space.

Official figures counsel greater than 200 militants have been killed in safety operations this 12 months, whereas 165 individuals have joined militancy operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

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