At least one security personnel and three militants were killed Wednesday after an encounter broke out in Fateh Kadal area of Srinagar.

Three terrorists have been killed during an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar. A police personnel also died during the encounter, news agency ANI reported.Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Fateh Kadal in downtown area of the city following an intelligence about the presence of terrorists there, they said.The terrorsits have been identified as Mehrajuddin Bangroo, Fahad Waza and over ground worker Rayees (son of the house owner where the encounter took place), they said.

The policeman killed during the operation was identified as constable Kamal.”Operation was launched by J&K police and CRPF on specific information last night. The house was cordoned off and party was fired upon when it reached near the house. Our jawan Kamal Kishore lost his life,” Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh saidThe operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on security forces.The district administration has closed all schools and educational institution in the city as a precautionary measure and internet services on mobile have also been snapped.