Security forces killed two separatist guerrillas in an encounter in central Kashmir even as three paramilitary troopers were wounded in an explosion at Tral in south Kashmir Pulwama district.
Police said troops of 35 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and special operations group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir police, gunned down two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) guerrillas, in a joint operation in village Watterhal, 40 km from Srinagar in central Kashmir Budgam district on Tuesday evening.
"Troops of RR and SOG jointly raided a house on a specific information about presence of LeT terrorists inside. The hiding terrorists opened fire at the raiding party. In the sustained gunfight two terrorists of LeT were gunned down," a police spokesman said in Srinagar.
He said two AK-47 rifles, ten magazines, two pouches, one mobile phone and 200 rounds were recovered from the slain guerrillas.
The spokesman said the slain guerrillas were planning suicide attacks in capital Srinagar and Budgam district.
Meanwhile, three CRPF troopers were seriously wounded in a powerful blast in the Tral town, 45 km from Srinagar late on Tuesday. The injured troopers were part of the road opening party (ROP), police said.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.