Anantnag: In a major development, security forces on Thursday gunned down three Lashkar terrorists.
The Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in a fierce enounter that took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag.
Precisely, the encounter took place in Anantnag's Arwani.
Earlier, on Thursday, it was reported that a gunfight is underway between security forces and militants in south Kashmir's Anantnag district.
Unconfirmed reports had suggested that Lashkar-e-Taiba commander Abu Dujana was among the three-four militants holed up in a house in Arwani village.
A report in Daily Excelsior confirmed the presence of Dujana, adding that he was accompanied by Abdul Majeed Gania, a LeT operative.
The newspaper adds that residents of the area pelted stones at the security forces during the cordon.
Acting on a tip-off, troops of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF had surrounded the village late on Wednesday.
Gunshots were heard when the forces tried to tighten the cordon but guns fell silent in the night.
With the first ray of light on Thursday, the militants started firing at the security forces.
Combing operations are underway.
Bank loot foiled
Also, taking a swift and timely action, security forces foiled an attempt by terrorists to loot a bank in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam.
Attempts were made by terrorists to loot a J&K bank on Thursday morning.