Three terrorists were neutralised while an army jawan sustained injuries during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mujgund region on Sunday.
Identities and affiliations of the killed terrorists are being ascertained while the injured jawan has been shifted to a hospital for medical treatment.
Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter. Police have also registered a case and initiated an investigation into the matter.
A search operation was launched on Saturday, jointly by police and security forces, based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Mujgund area on Bandipora Road. During the joint operation, the search party was fired upon by the hiding terrorists. The fire was retaliated, which lead to a gunfight.
“Citizens are requested not to venture inside the encounter zone since such an area can prove dangerous due to stray explosive materials. People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitised and cleared of all the explosives materials if any,” the police said in a press statement.