Srinagar: Three militants were killed as the 18-hour-long gunfight ended in Mujgund area on the outskirts of Srinagar on Sunday morning, even as five houses were damaged in the operation.
An official said that the gunfight which began after forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Mujgund area last evening ended today morning with the killing of three fighters.
Inspector General of Police, CRPF Ravideep Sahi confirmed that the bodies of three militants were retrieved from the site of the gunfight.
He said their identities are being established.
Local sources said that the forces blew up five houses in which the militants had taken cover during the gunfight.
Five forces’ personnel, including an army soldier, CRPF man and three SOG personnel were injured in the gunfight.