J&K: 3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in Bandipora
Srinagar, Sep 1: Three terrorists have been killed after an encounter broke out on Saturday between militants and security forces in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir. Weapons have also been recovered from the killed terrorists.
The operation against these terrorists was carried out by the Kilo force of Indian Army.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Bandipora following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions.
On Thursday, two militants were killed in an encounter in the district. According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the encounter took place as the security forces launched a joint search operation "based on credible inputs" about the presence of militants at Par Mohalla in Hajin area.
Both militants were affiliated with the Lashkar-e-Toiba and were involved in several attacks on security establishments and "civilian atrocities" in the area, police had said.