Three militants reportedly killed in south Kashmir encounter

A police official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on security forces

As per unconfirmed reports, the slain terrorists are believed to be associated with the Zakir Musa group that has reportedly broken away from the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces at Dantiwan Satoor forest in Tral of Pulwama district. The news was confirmed by Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid on Saturday. However, he hinted that the militants might be from Jaish-e-Mohammed.

A senior police officer told news agency PTI that the exchange of fire between the militants and the security officials is still continuing at the moment.


"I hope some more will be eliminated", he added.

Army sources had earlier said that three militants were killed in the ongoing operation in Satoora forests of Tral area.

According to reports Security forces has launched another operation against militants at Aripal, Tral. A cache of pistol, fire rounds, four grenades and one knife was recovered from the militant.

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