Two militants killed in Mujgund encounter
Srinagar: Two unidentified militants were Saturday killed, while as three cops sustained injuries in an encounter that raged between forces and militants in Mujgund area of Srinagar outskirts.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the evening near the Srinagar-Bandipora road in Mujgund area on the city’s outskirts, a police official said.
As the forces were conducting searches, the militants fired upon them, he said.
The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said, adding that two militants were killed whose identification is being ascertained.
Meanwhile, soon after the gunfight began clashes broke out between protesters and the government forces near the site of the encounter.
Reports said that people, mostly youth, took to streets as soon as the news of the gunfight spread in the area.
They said that announcements were made over the public address systems of the mosques asking youth to stage protests.
An eyewitness said that youth pelted the forces with stones to disrupt the anti-militant operation. He said the forces responded by firing tear gas shells.
Meanwhile, the exchange of fire was on between the militants trapped in a house and the forces when last reports came.
Reports said that three cops have been injured in the ongoing operation who are reported to have been referred to Army’s 92 base hospital for treatment.