‘House damaged partially in operation, identity of slain militants being ascertained’

Srinagar:  Two more unidentified militants have been killed in a military operation that raged in Lawaypora area of Srinagar outskirts yesterday evening, taking the death toll to three.

“Three unidentified militants have been killed while search operation is on. The house where militants were hiding suffered partial damage,” said an official.

The operation began after a joint team of Police, army’s 02 RR and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Hokarsar.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them triggering the operation.

Meanwhile, since the operation has affected the traffic on the Srinagar-Baramulla highway, the vehicles coming from Baramulla, Sopore, Gulmarg, towards Srinagar continued to remain diverted via Magam-Budgam towards Srinagar and vice-versa. “Inconvenience caused to the commuters is deeply regretted,” an official has said in this regard.

 

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