Three suspected militants were killed in a gunfight with security forces in the Uri sector of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, said the police.

The police said a major attack was averted, adding that preliminary investigations have revealed that those killed militants were members of Lashkar-e-Taiba. The encounter began after Army personnel saw movement in the forest near the Line of Control, NDTV reported. A search operation has been on since Saturday night and the area has been cordoned off.

The encounter comes a little over a year after an attack in Uri in which 19 Indian soldiers had died.

Grenade attack

In a separate incident on Sunday, two police officers and five civilians were injured in a grenade attack in Baramulla’s Sopore town, PTI reported.