Lal Chowk encounter ends with gunning down of three militants

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Jan 7 (ANI): The fierce encounter between security personnel and the militants that lasted for nearly 22 hours came to an end on Thursday, with security personnel gunning down all the three militants.

Two fiyadeen men were gunned down on Thursday, while one was shot dead on Wednesday.

As reported by media, the Home Ministry has claimed that three terrorists were shot dead in the encounter at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

The killed terrorists were hiding inside the Punjab Hotel at Lal Chowk here.

Meanwhile, the clean up operation has begun at the Punjab hotel here to sanitise the building.

Around 10 people were injured in the gun-battle, and two security personnel were killed in the encounter.

Earlier on Wednesday, the suspected militants had fired at a picket of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), deployed in the valley region.

Later, they hurled a grenade before entering a building at Lal Chowk, the main business centre at the heart of Srinagar.

Security officials had cordoned off the whole area and all roads connecting to the site. (ANI)

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