Srinagar: Three terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit were killed during an encounter between militants and security forces at Vailoo, Kokernag area Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, police said. The encounter broke out earlier in the morning after security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area early Tuesday morning following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. Also Read - Encounters Break Out in Kulgam, Anantnag Day After J&K Police Gun Down 7 Terrorists

The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at the security forces. Vijay Kumar, IGP Kashmir had told ANI that three terrorists killed in the encounter were earlier trapped in the area. Also Read - Three Terrorists Killed During Ongoing Encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district

One of the killed terrorists Ubaid Shafi was involved in Aari Bagh terror attack which was carried out by LeT on the house of a BJP leader on 1st April. In that attack, J&K Police cop Rameez Raja was martyred, said Kashmir Zone Police. Also Read - Shootout Outside Delhi's GTB Hospital After Wanted Criminal Escapes from Police Custody