Schools, colleges shut in Srinagar after 3 terrorists killed in J&K

Restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar

Three militants, including one who reportedly killed a policeman in Srinagar last month, were killed in an encounter with security forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday.

An anti-militancy operation was launched in Hakura area of Anantnag district late on Sunday night following information about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said.

The government forces have not suffered any damage in the stand-off, police said.

"While the searches were going on, hiding terrorists fired upon the search party".

Post the engagement, J&K authorities have ordered a closure of all the schools and colleges in Srinagar fearing protests after one of the slain militants belonged to Soura area in Srinagar.

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Anticipating protests, the authorities imposed restrictions in areas under the jurisdictions of Soura and four other police station areas, the police said. Also, restrictions have been imposed in old Srinagar city and high-speed internet is down as well.

In the process, arms and ammunition, which include AK 47 rifles, pistols, hand grenades etc, were recovered from the encounter site.

The fire was responded triggering off a brief exchange of the gunfight, the SSP said, adding that the trio was killed in the retaliatory action.

Eesa Fazili, Owais Shafi and a third youth were killed in Hakoora area of Islamabad district.

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