Army in mountainous and forested area of Mahore in district Udhampur on Thursday killed three Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists including a Battalion Commander.
According to PRO Defence Lt Col SD Goswami, troops of 59 Rashtriya Riffles on information regarding movement of terrorists in the area have launched a search operation at Deolmarg area, some 180 kms north of Jammu.
An encounter occurred during the search operation, when terrorists opened fire on the troops.
During the fierce gun battle, army have gunned down three Hizb terrorists including the Battalion Commander that has been identified as Shabir Ahmed.
The other two slain terrorists have been identified as Abdul Hameed alias Aashiq and Mohammad Amin alias Juneid.
One Ak-47 riffle, three magazines, 58 rounds, one SLR riffle, four magazines, 50 rounds, one 9 mm pistol, one magazine, four rounds and UBG have recovered from the possession of slain terrorists.