Srinagar, Mar 12 (KNB): Three militants include Eesa Fazli of Srinagar, Syed Owais of Kokernag and a third militant whose identity is being ascertained were killed on Sunday night in an encounter Hakoora area of Anantnag district.
According to the police spokesman, pursuing credible leads of presence of militants SFs started search in the Hakoora area of Anantnag district.
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, the police spokesman said here.
The police said among the killed militants, one was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in which one police constable was killed.
Meanwhile, thousands of people participated in the funeral prayers of Eesa Fazli at Soura Srinagar amid curfew like restrictions in parts of Srinagar.