Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, March 10, a defence spokesman said.
The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pinglish in the Tral area of south Kashmir's Pulwama district after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area.
The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire at the search party of the forces who retaliated. The gunfight is going on, the spokesman said, adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.
On March 7, Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Kralgund area of Handwara in the north Kashmir district late night following information about the presence of some terrorists in the area, a police official said.
The official also said the cordon was maintained during the night and contact was established with them in the morning after the forces zeroed in on the location. There was an exchange of firing between the two sides, in which one terrorist was killed, the official said.
On February 27, an encounter broke out in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district between the security forces and terrorists in the wee hours. The encounter comes a day after India carried out air strikes at a Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) camp in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. As per reports, 5 soldiers of the Indian Army suffered minor injuries out of which 2 soldiers were evacuated to Military hospital for treatment.