At least three militant were killed on Thursday while seven security men and three civilians left wounded, as security forces and militants exchanged fire at three places in the Kashmir Valley, authorities said.
While the first gunfight erupted in Sopore town, two gun battles were reported later from Bandipora and Baramulla districts.
Police sources said firing exchanges between the security forces and militants have stopped in Kandi area of Baramulla district and bodies of two militants found.
A para commando of the army, four policemen and two civilians were injured in this gunfight.
Police said one militant was killed in the exchange of fire between security forces and the militants in Mir Mohalla of Hajin area – once considered a zone “liberated” from militant control -in Bandipora.