Police on Wednesday said that three militants have been killed in the ongoing encounter with forces in Gulab Bagh village of Tral in the southern part of Kashmir.
Police sources said that forces launched a cordon and search operation in Gulab Bagh area of Tral in Pulwama after receiving specific inputs about the presence of militants there.
They said as the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them. The forces retaliated, leading to a brief shootout and killing of three militants. The identities of the slain were being ascertained.
The operation was still going on.