Two of the three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants killed in a gunfight with security forces in Sopore town of the Kashmir Valley on Saturday have been identified as locals, police said.

The third militant killed in the operation conducted jointly by the police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Amargarh area is yet to be identified, a police officer said here.

Javaid Ahmad Dar, a resident of Baramulla town, and Abid Hamid Mir, a resident of Bandipora, were the local militants killed in the gunfight, the official said.

“Three AK-47 rifles and two magazines have been recovered from them.”

A police constable has also been injured in the gunfight.

He has been rushed to a nearby hospital, where doctors described his condition as stable.