JK News Today
Srinagar, January 16 ( JKNT) At least three militant were killed in an encounter with security forces in Awoora village near Pahalgam, about 60 kms south of the summer capital of Srinagar early Monday morning.
The encounter had started late last evening after the forces surrounded a hideout of the militants following a tip off. The encounter lasted throughout the night.
A crowd of several hundred tried to disrupt the operation but they were chased away and the operation went on much of the problem.
This operation was part of the security forces renewed offensive against the militants.
The identity of the militants is not known as yet, but it is suspected that they could be from Lashkar-e-Toiba, which is active in the area along with Hizb-ul-Mujahadeen.