Three separatist guerrillas have been killed on Friday in the ongoing gunfight between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, the army said.
"Three terrorists have been killed in this gunfight, which is still going on. The bodies of the slain terrorists are visible at the encounter site," said Lt Colonel JS Brar, spokesman of the army's Srinagar-based 15th corps.
Four Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants held a woman hostage Friday morning in her house in Maidanpora village of Kupwara district in north Kashmir, 84 km from Srinagar.
Troops of 18 Rashtriya Rifles and special operations group of the local police later rescued her.
In the gunfight that ensued, three guerrillas have been killed, the atrmy spokesman said.
A top LeT commander is believed to be one among these four militants, a police officer said.