Three militants were killed in Chattabal encounter in Kashmir capital Srinagar. Police said that one of the militants was a local who hails from Fathekadal area of Srinagar city.As per locals combined forces cordoned off Chattabal area on Friday night and till afternoon hours of Saturday they killed three militants.When encounter was underway, youth clashed with police and during the clashes, a youth was crushed by a police vehicle. As the video of the incident went viral, police said that an FIR has been lodged at police station Safakadal and the vehicle driver involved will be identified and a action will be taken.Among the three militants killed in the encounter is one who hails from old Srinagar city whom police identified as Fayaz Hamal while rest of the two militants are believed to be foreigners.A police official said that of the three militants one has been identified as Fayaz Ahmed Hamal a local militant from Srinagar.
“Before formally joining the outfit in April of 2017 Fayaz was operating as an active accomplice of the terror network. He was previously involved in case FIR no 83/2017 u/s 392 RPC, 7/25 IA Act, 30 Police Act of police station MR Gunj Srinagar.”“The identities of other two militants are yet to be ascertained.”“Moreover following recoveries were made from the encounter site including but not limited to AK 47 rifles, magazines, UBGL, UBGL Grenades, Grenades, Wire cutter, Medical Kit and matrix sheets were recovered.”“On the basis of materials recovered it is assessed that this group was intending to carry out some major terror attack which was foiled.”“Separately the incident that took place at Noorbagh this morning, in which one person namely Adil Ahmad Yadoo died in a road traffic accident. In this regard a case has been registered at PS Safakadal under relevant sections of law and proceedings have been initiated against the police vehicle/ driver which was involved in the accident.”“Also the SPO injured in the terror attack in Pulwama continues to be critical and being treated at the hospital.”