3 JeM terrorists were killed in Srinagar’s Panthachowk, 4 security personnel wounded

Three terrorists were killed and three policemen and a CRPF trooper were injured in a gunfight in the Panthachowk area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district on Friday.

A senior police officer told that a police team had gone to Gomander Mohalla in Panthachowk to pick up a suspect. As the police team tried to enter the suspect’s home, a heavy volume of firing came from inside, during which two policemen were injured.

“In the initial exchange of fire, three police personnel and one CRPF jawan were injured and were subsequently shifted to hospital. Three militants were killed,” the senior police officer confirmed.

Police said the slain militants were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) and were involved in the attack on a police bus in Srinagar earlier this month. One of them was identified as Suhail Ahmad Rather. Arms and ammunition were recovered from the spot.

Three policemen were killed and 11 injured after terrorists ambushed a bus carrying security forces in Srinagar’s Zewan area.

Meanwhile, three militants were killed in an overnight encounter in Anantnag, while three others were killed in a gunfight that took place in the Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening.

Overall, security forces killed nine JeM terrorists in south and central Kashmir during the last 36 hours.

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