New Delhi, July 15: Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Satora area of Tral on Saturday morning.
The encounter, which started around 8:15 AM, ended on Saturday evening.
"The third militant holed up inside a cave in the densely-forested Satoora area of Tral tehsil (of Pulwama) has been killed and the gunfight has now ended. We have recovered three weapons from the possession of the slain militants. The exact identity of the militants is being established. They probably belonged to the Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) outfit," a police official said here.
Two JeM militants were killed earlier on Saturday by security forces during an anti-terror operation in Pulwama district while the third had entered the cave.
Army sources had earlier said that three militants were killed in the ongoing operation in Satoora forests of Tral area.
The encounter began after militants opened fire on security forces who were carrying out a search operation in Satoora forest area of Tral, 36 kms from Srinagar.
The police officer said the search operation was launched on information about the presence of some militants there.
OneIndia News with IANS inputs