Three alleged terrorists were killed in an encounter with the Indian army that began late last night in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.
"Three terrorists have been killed while one soldier has sustained injuries during the operation," an official told PTI.
Encounter underway in Handwara,J&K. 3 Terrorists killed and 1 Jawan injured. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/zZiWHG6YTN— ANI (@ANI_news) August 23, 2015
According to the official, the encounter began late last night when Indian troops launched a search operation in Khumhair forests of Handwara tehsil, 100 kms from Srinagar, following information about the presence of the militants.
Encounter in Handwara, J&K: 3 terrorists killed, 1 jawan injured, arms & ammunition recovered. pic.twitter.com/0azKSJflzx— ANI (@ANI_news) August 23, 2015
Encounter between security forces and militants underway in Handwara, J&K. 3 terrorists killed, 1 jawan injured. pic.twitter.com/epGNBe29wb— ANI (@ANI_news) August 23, 2015
The identity of the slain militants and their group affiliation is yet to be ascertained. One jawan was also injured in the encounter.