Four terrorists of the proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were eliminated in an encounter between terrorists and security forces here in Lassipora area in the early hours of Monday.
"On a credible input a cordon and search operation was launched in Lassipora area of Pulwama district by police and security forces. During the searches, terrorists fired upon the search party. The fire was retaliated leading to an encounter," the police said in a statement.
Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was recovered from the site of encounter.
In the ensuing encounter, four terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of encounter. However, their identities and affiliations are being ascertained.
Three army jawans and one policeman also sustained injuries, they have been shifted to a nearby hospital for medical care.
"It was a clean operation and no collateral damage happened during the encounter," the statement read further.
A case has been registered and further investigation in the matter is underway.
The police also requested the general public not to venture near the encounter site. "People are requested to cooperate with police till the area is completely sanitized and cleared of all the explosive materials if any," the statement concluded.
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