Three militants killed in Anantnag encounter

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Kashmir: Three militants killed in Anantnag gunfight

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, March 12 (Xinhua) - Three militants were killed Monday in a gunfight with joint contingents of police and army in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

According to primary information, no collateral damage to the security forces has been reported.

Meanwhile, authorities suspended mobile internet service in Anantnag, where the situation is tense.

"While the searches were going on, hiding terrorists fired upon the search party to escape or breach the cordon".

Expecting protests, the authorities imposed restrictions in areas under the jurisdictions of Soura and four other police station areas, the police said. The militants were identified as Eesa Fazli of Soura area in Srinagar and Syed Owais Shafi of Kokernag.

The encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag's Hakura in the early hours of Monday.

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All schools and colleges will also remain shut as a precautionary message.

"Fearing protests in Srinagar city as one of the killed militant belongs to Soura of Srinagar city".

Authorities made a decision to impose restrictions in parts of Srinagar including the old city today after the militant from Soura in Srinagar was killed.

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

He said that after a brief encounter, three terrorists were killed.

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