Security forces have gunned down 3 Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorists in an encounter in South Kashmir’s Pulwama.
The encounter started last evening during a cordon-and-search operation in Kakapora area following information about presence of militants.
As the security forces were conducting the searches, militants fired upon by some hiding militants, an official said.
The security forces retaliated, triggering a gun-battle which was going on till last reports came in, the official said.
The identity of the three terrorists was being established, he said, adding the successful operation was a big blow to the LeT terror outfit which recently lost its commander Junaid Mattoo in an encounter at Arwin village in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on June 17.
An Army officer also suffered injuries in the encounter.
A mob pelted stones at the security forces to distract them from the operation, the police official said area of Pulwama following an intelligence input.
This is the second successful operation against the terror outfit within three days. On Wednesday, two terrorists were killed in an encounter in Sopore township of Baramulla district in north Kashmir.