The gunbattle started on Friday morning. (File photo) Photograph: (Zee News Network)
The three terrorists were holed up inside a building in Kashmir's Kulgam district
In a major success for security forces, two terrorists including Lashkar commander Junaid Mattoo have been killed in a joint operation by the Indian Army, SoG and CRPF in Kashmir's Kulgam district.
Two terrorists including Lashkar Commander Junaid Mattoo have been eliminated in the Kulgam encounter by Indian Army, SoG and CRPF. pic.twitter.com/ikCblNx3V4— ANI (@ANI_news) June 16, 2017
The joint operation was carried out early on Friday morning after they received information that three terrorists were reportedly holed up in a building at Idgah Mohalla in Kulgam's Arwani village.
According to reports, a 22-year-old civilian was also killed during clashes between the security forces and the protesters.
J&K: A 22-year-old killed during clashes between security forces & protesters in Kulgam's Arwani village— ANI (@ANI_news) June 16, 2017
The civilians clashed with security forces to help the terrorists escape from the area.
Junaid Mattoo was one of the most wanted terrorists operating in Kashmir.
The 20-year-old Lashkar commander was mentioned in the list of 12 most wanted terrorists released by the Indian Army in May.
The list also includes the names of Lashkar-e-Taiba's commander Abu Dujana and Hizbul Mujahideen's Zakir Musa.