3 militants killed in south Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 17 (UNI) Three militants were killed by security forces in a fierce encounter in south Kashmir today, official sources said.

They said Special Operation Group (SOG) of the Jammu and Kashmir police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) launched a joint operation at Village Lurgam Tral, about 85 kms from here in south Kashmir district of Pulwama on a tip-off about the presence of militants there.

During the operation, militants opened fire when the security forces were sealing the particular area. Security forces also returned the fire and in the fierce gunbattle, three militants were killed.

Three AK rifles and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants, they said.

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