At least three terrorists were gunned down during an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Sunday, police said.
The encounter broke out between militants and security forces after forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Gulshanpora area of Tral in the south Kashmir district.
The security forces have recovered arms and ammunition recovered. Identities and affiliations are also being ascertained, said Kashmir Zone police.
The operation was launched after forces received specific intelligence about the presence of militants in the area.
A police official said the when the forces were carrying out the searches, the militants opened fire at them, triggering an encounter.