Three terrorists were killed during an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district early Saturday. The area has been cordoned off after the exchange of fire took place.
Security forces had received information about the presence of militants in Panzgam village of Awantipora, following which the gunfight between terrorists and troops of 130 Battalion CRPF, 55 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) broke out.
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Bodies of the terrorists were found during a search operation post the encounter.
Meanwhile, another encounter with terrorists and security forces is underway in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag.
Earlier on May 16, a top commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad was among six terrorists killed in three encounters between security forces and militants across the Kashmir valley.
A soldier had lost his life battling terrorists, while a civilian was also killed. Four others suffered injuries in the encounter.
The civilian victim was identified as Rayees Ahmad Dar, son of the owner of the house where the militants were hiding. His brother, Muhammad Younis, sustained a gunshot injury.
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