Update: Army para commando & a militant killed, another army jawan injured, operation still going on, forces sealed large area of forest around encounter spot.
Update: 1 Miliatnt killed and an army commando injured, gunfight still on between militants & security forces at Gujarpati, Zurhama in Kupwara North Kashmir.
Update: Encounter started between militants & forces at Gujarpati, Zurhama in Kupwara North Kashmir. More three militants are believed to be trapped, gunfight still on .
Srinagar: Three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed today in a gunbattle with security forces in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
Security forces launched a search operation at Magam in Handwara area of Kupwara District in north Kashmir following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said three Lashkar ultras have been killed. The operation was going on when reports last came in.