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.