Three Lashkar-e-Toiba militants were killed in an overnight encounter with government forces in Kakapora area of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Thursday.
An amy major was also wounded in the firefight that erupted late last night after militants fired on forces who were laying a siege to New Colony Kakapora.
“A joint nakka party of police, army and paramilitary forces observed some suspicion movement near New Colony Kakpora at around 8 pm.
Forces cordoned off the area and launched searches to nab the militants,” said a police official.
“At around 9 pm, a contact was established with the hiding militants and the exchange of firing started.”
Reports said that three militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba were killed after forces blasted the house where they were hiding.
The slain militants were identified as Shariq and Majid of Kakapora and Shabir of Padgampora area of Awantipora in the Pulwama district.
Two rifles have been recovered from the encounter site.