Srinagar: A Pakistani commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and two Kashmiri militants were killed and five security men injured in an 18-hour-long gun battle that ended on Sunday in Mujgund, located in the outskirts of the Jammu and Kashmir capital, police sources said. Further, arms and ammunition have been recovered from the custody of the terrorists.Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Administration Takes Back Premises of Kashmir Press Club Amid Factionalism
An Indian soldier, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper and three policemen were also injured in the encounter. As of now, a search operation is underway. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir Extends COVID Curbs; Night, Weekend Curfews Imposed. Details Here
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The exact identity of the slain militants was not immediately known. In wake of the encounter, internet services have been suspended in Srinagar.
Four residential houses were also damaged during the operation as militants kept on changing locations during the gunfight within the cordoned off area.
Civilian protesters clashed with security forces the moment the gun battle ended earlier.