3 militants killed in Srinagar gunfight, mobile internet suspended  

3 militants killed in Srinagar gunfight, mobile internet suspended  

Precious Kashmir News/UNI
Srinagar, June 21: Three Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces here on Sunday.
A police official said that an encounter ensued after security forces launched a major Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in Zoonimar and Zadibal areas this morning.  “After sealing all exit points, police through public address system made announcements asking militants to surrender. However, when there was no response, security forces tightened cordon around particular houses in the area,” he said, adding “Later people in the adjacent houses were asked to leave for other areas.”
He said as security forces moved towards those houses, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The security force retaliated triggering an encounter,” he said, adding all three trapped militants were killed.
Meanwhile, Inspector General of Police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, told reporters that “Three militants were trapped in a house. We got to know of their identity though our sources and called their parents who appealed to them to surrender. We gave them over two-and-half-hour hours to surrender. But they did not relent.”
Another official said that to prevent any law and order problem, large number of security forces were deployed in Downtown, uptown and civil lines since this morning. In number of areas security forces had closed roads with barbed wires. Mobile internet of all cellular companies was suspended.