At least three militants, affiliated to Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, including an IED expert were killed during an encounter with the security forces in the Kangan area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, the security forces recovered arms and ammunition from the area, the news agency ANI reported. The security forces launched a search operation in the Kangan area on Wednesday morning following a specific input received about the presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
The security forces asked the militants to surrender but they opened fire to which they retaliated befittingly. This triggered an encounter between the terrorists and the forces.
Earlier on Monday, the Indian Army had killed three heavily-armed terrorists. Also, the security forces had foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in the Naushera sector of Rajouri district.
The security forces intercepted the militants when they tried to enter the Indian side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the early hours of Monday near Kalal village.
Last month, the security forces averted a major IED attack by the terrorists in the Pulwama district, which was said to be planned on the lines of the Pulwama attack of February 2019, in which 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred.