Three terrorists were killed late last night in an encounter with security forces in Hakura area of Anantnag district in Jammu and Kashmir.
An Army official said that acting on a tip-off, an anti-militancy operation was launched in of the southern district of the border state last night.
The official added that Army had received information about the presence of militants in the area. He said three militants were killed in the pre-dawn encounter with security forces.
A police spokesman said two of the slain militants were identified as Eesa Fazli of Srinagar and Syed Owais of Kokernag in Anantnag. The identity of the third militant was being ascertained.
"In the process, arms and ammunition which include AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand-grenades, etc. were recovered from the encounter site. There was no collateral damage during the operation, " the spokesman said.
#JammuAndKashmir: Visuals from Anantnag's Hakura where three terrorists were killed in a brief encounter with security forces this morning. (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/GfuFWdxORQ— ANI (@ANI) March 12, 2018
He said one of the slain militants was involved in a recent attack on a police guard post at Soura in the city, in which one police constable had been killed.
Meanwhile, authorities ordered closure of schools and other educational institutions as a precautionary measure. A senior official of the administration said the schools and colleges have been closed to maintain law and order.
Kashmir University has suspended classes for the day and postponed examinations as well. A spokesperson of the university said the revised date for examinations scheduled for today will be announced later.
With PTI Inputs
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