Srinagar: Based on credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in Yawran area of Keller in Shopian district, a cordon and search operation was launched by Police and security forces in the area.
As the searches were going on, the search party was fired upon by the terrorists. The fire was retaliated leading to a gunfight.
In the ensuing encounter, three terrorists were killed and the bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained.
Pertinently with the efforts of Police and security forces, it was a clean operation and no collateral damage happened during the encounter.
Police have registered a case and initiated an investigation in the matter. Incriminating materials including 03 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the site of encounter.
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 sanitized and cleared of all the explosives materials if any.