Doda, July 2 (ANI): Three militants were killed in a fierce encounter by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda District on Wednesday evening.
The encounter took place in forest area of Doda district of the valley and lasted for several hours.
"An encounter took place between terrorists and Rashtriya Rifles in general area Bharat in district Doda. In the encounter, three terrorist were eliminated," said Colonel Biplab Nath, Public Relations Officer (PRO), Defence, Jammu.
According to the army, the militants owe allegiance to Pakistan based outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba, accused of carrying out last year's terror attacks in Mumbai.
Of the three militants killed in the gun battle, one was identified as a former soldier of the Indian Army, who had deserted his unit in March this year. (ANI)