Srinagar: Two militants and a policeman were killed in a gunfight which erupted between militants and goverment forces early morning of Wednesday.
Reports said that two militants and a policeman was killed after a fierce gunfight erupted in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar district.
A senior police officer said that two militants and a policeman was killed in the operation. As the identity of militants is yet to be ascertained, a top Lashkar commander Mehraj Bangroo is believed to be among the slain militants.
The slain policeman has been identified as Kamal from Reasi.
Earlier, SSP Srinagar Imtiyaz Ismail said three militants were killed in the gunfight, ANI news agency reported.
All educational institutions have been closed and internet suspended in Srinagar district. Class work has also been suspended at Kashmir University.
Meanwhile, clashes have erupted in Fateh Kadal and Khanyar area of the city. Another slain militant is believed to Faid Mushtaq Waza from Khanyar area.