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 firefight.
Five forces’ personnel, including an army soldier, CRPF man and three SOG personnel were injured in the gunfight.
Five houses also suffered damages, militants outfit and identity yet to be known.
The encounter ensued late in the afternoon when a joint team of army’s 5 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation at Mujgund following inputs about the presence of some militants.
As the joint team zeroed in on a suspected house, militants hiding inside opened fire which was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off a fierce gunfight.
With Some inputs from GK