While the search was going on the hiding militants fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated by the security forces ensuing an encounter. In the said encounter, 3 militants were killed which include Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais of Kokernag and a third militant whose identity is being ascertained.
In the process arms and ammunition which include AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand grenades etc were recovered from the encounter site. Further in the said incident no collateral damage has taken place.
It is pertinent to mention that among the killed militants, one was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in which one police constable had attained martyrdom.
In this connection a case has been registered and investigation has been started under the relevant provisions of the law by the Police.