Two Pakistani Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were among three ultras killed while another ultra was arrested in separate incidents in Jammu & Kashmir on Thursday.
The two JEM militants identified as Shamsheer alias "Showkat bhai" and Irfan alias "Abu Talib", both residents of Pakistan, were killed in a gunbattle at village Daril-Vilgam in Handwara area of North Kashmir Kupwara district, a police spokesman said.
A joint party of police and army cordoned off the village following specific information about presence of militants.
The militants, who were hiding in the house of Abdul Ahad Rawat, opened fire on the search party but were killed in retaliatory action, the spokesman said.
Some arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants, he added.
In another encounter, he said security forces shot dead an unidentified militant at Niloosa village of Boniyar in Uri sector of Baramulla district. An AK assault rifle and a magazine were recovered from him.
In a separate operation, police arrested a militant Sabzar Ahmad Lone from Sopore Bus stand in Baramulla district and recovered 13 AK rounds and a grenade from him.
Meanwhile, security forces recovered three AK assault rifles, four kgs explosives, two Improvised Explosive Device (IED) sticks, four wireless sets and some ammunition during search operations at Chansi-Taryath forest in Rajouri and Berri-Mendhar in Poonch district on Wednesday.
However, no one was arrested during the operations, the spokesman added.