Three militants dead, several injured in Srinagar clashes

Srinagar: According to the information given by the officials, in an incident that took place in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district that killed three militants in security clash while leading to street clashes in Srinagar which injured many civil protestors and security personnel.

Police said one of the killed Hizbul Mujahideen militants was also involved in the lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Ayub Pandit outside a mosque here last month.

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The three militants were killed after a gunfight with security forces in a village that began the previous day, officials said. The battle started on Tuesday evening after security forces laid a cordon around Radbug village, some 30 km from here.

The militants opened fire when the cordon around the house in which they were hiding was tightened, a police officer said.

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The operation, carried out jointly by the police, the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Army, was halted after it got dark overnight. The exchange of fire resumed on Wednesday morning.