Three militants were killed in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday.
According to army officials, a contact was made with the militants early Thursday morning near a forest.
“Acting on a tip-off about the presence of some militants, the army’s 18 RR cordoned off Dobwan forest area in Khurhama. Soon after the militants were challenged, they started firing --- which was retaliated by the army,’’ said an official.
Army confirmed the killing of the militants and claimed that the three bodies were retrieved .
“Bodies of all the three militants have been recovered along with as many AK-47 rifles and other war like stores,” the army official said.
The army, however, did not confirm whether it was a group that infiltrated recently.
Eleven militants and two soldiers have been killed in gunfights across Kashmir since last week.