Srinagar March, 15: Acting on a specific information, Kupwara police along with 41 RR, and 98 CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in Jugtiyal, Hyhama in the jurisdiction of Police Station Kupwara.
During the searches, militants present in the area fired on the search party. The fire was retaliated, ensuing an encounter.
Three LeT militants were killed in this encounter. The identity of these militants is being ascertained.
One police constable identified as Danish Ahmad was also injured in the encounter. He was shifted to Srinagar hospital for treatment.
A minor girl namely Kaneeza and a minor boy Faisal were injured after they were hit by stray bullets more than 100 meters away from the encounter site. They were shifted to hospital for treatment where the girl succumbed to her injuries. The boy has been referred to Srinagar and his condition is stable so far.