However, contact with the militants was established in the nearby orchards, they stated adding when the security forces were moving towards a particular area militants hiding there opened fire. Security forces also retaliated and in the encounter all the three militants were killed.
The operation was almost over and security forces were withdrawing from the area, they further stated adding that arms and ammunition were recovered from them.
Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar has earlier told reporters that Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) was responsible for the attack. (UNI)