Three terrorists were killed in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday during an gun-battle between militants and security personnel. One soldier was also martyred.
The incident occurred in south Kashmir’s Shopian district in the evening as a gunfight broke out between militants and security forces after a joint team of Army and J&K police launched a cordon and search operation in the afternoon.
As the joint team of forces approached the suspected place, the hiding militants fired upon forces triggering an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, three militants were killed.
Security sources identified the slain as Hizbul Mujahideen cadres.
The operation concluded in the area. Another gunfight broke out between militants and forces in Kandi forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.