Srinagar, Jun 22 (UNI) Two militants of Pakistan based Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT), a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan were killed while three others were wounded in a fierce encounter during a search operation at Chaterhama, about a km away from the main Amarnath Yatra route in the central Kashmir district of Ganderbal today.
A senior police officer said near the site of encounter that both the militants, who were holed up in a house were killed by the security forces.
He said a CRPF personnel was also killed and two police constables and a CRPF jawan were injured in the encounter.
The operation is now over, he added.
The officer said the area around the particular house has been sealed as there could be one more militant hidden.
A UNI correspondent who visited the area heard a number of loud explosions and heavy exchange of fire from the encounter site.
Acting on a tip off, the security forces launched a search operation at Chaterhama, about one km from the main Srinagar-Baltal route this morning. However, when the security forces were sealing off the area, the militants opened fire. A fierce encounter was going on when the reports last came in.
The sound of the firing could be heard in the entire area, including at main Amarnath route.
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