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While the firing was stopped for the night, the forces had cordoned off the area to stop the militants from escaping. Authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in the city as a precautionary measure, the official added.
Security forces killed three militants Sunday on the outskirts of Srinagar — the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir — during an encounter, the Army said.
“Three terrorists have been killed in the Mujgund operation,” an Army official said.
He said weapons have been recovered from the site of encounter.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation near Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area on the outskirts of the city here Saturday evening.
#JammuAndKashmir: Three terrorists have been neutralied in Mujgund encounter in Srinagar. 5 security personnel have been injured. Weapons and other warlike stores have been recovered. Search operation is underway. (visuals deferred by unspecified time). pic.twitter.com/m3qC862ZGv— ANI (@ANI) December 9, 2018
The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired on the search party.
While the encounter had stopped during the night, the security forces continued to maintain a tight cordon in the area to stop militants from escaping. The encounter resumed Sunday morning and in the gunfight, three militants were killed, the official said.
Their identity and group affiliations are yet to be ascertained.Authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the city.