In an encounter between security forces and terrorists that ensued in Srinagar, three terrorists were neutralised. GoC Kilo Force, Major General HS Sahi said, "We had inputs about terrorists preparing for a huge attack in the area. A building near National Highway was cordoned and terrorists asked to surrender. As one of them tried to come out, other 2 terrorists hiding inside threw grenades at forces. The joint operation launched by Army, JKP and CRPF concluded at 11:30 am today. We again appealed to terrorists to surrender in morning but they replied by firing and threw grenades. Thereafter, all 3 terrorists were neutralised." The encounter between security forces and terrorists had started on night of December 29.