Jammu: Three unidentified militants were killed on Monday by the security forces in an encounter in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, defence officials said.
The encounter broke out at around 8pm at Wanihama village of Anantnag, following an anti-militancy operation launched by the security forces, said a defence spokesperson.
“In a chance encounter, three terrorists were killed near Anantnag by joint team of security forces, identities are being ascertained,” ANI quoted Jammu and Kashmir Police DGP SP Vaid as saying. He added that three militants were killed in the ensuing gunbattle.
The bodies of the three terrorists, who were killed in an ongoing encounter here, were recovered and identified. The three slain terrorists, all belonging to terrorist group Lashkar-e-taiba ( LeT) were identified as Shaukat Louhar, Mudassir and Zibran. One AK-47, one SLR and one pistol has also been seized