Kulgam: An encounter broke out between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir‘s Kulgam on Friday night. The encounter was reported late last night in Chowgam area of Qazigund. The number of terrorists present in the area has not been ascertained yet. There are no reports on how the encounter began. More details are awaited in the encounter. Also Read - DNA Samples of 3 Men Killed in Shopian Encounter Match With Families From Rajouri: J&K Police

The Kulgam encounter has come a day after a total of eight militants, three of them Pakistanis, were killed in three separate gun battles in Jammu and Kashmir, one of which also injured 12 police and paramilitary personnel and soldiers. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Advocate Shot Dead at His Srinagar Residence by Militants, Probe on

While three of the terrorists were killed near the Line of control (LoC) in Keran sector in Kupwara district that borders Pakistan, two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were shot dead in Sopore town and the three Pakistanis died in a 33-hour fighting in Reasi district.

A Defence Ministry source said, “Three terrorists were killed. Their bodies are lying close to the border fence and have not been recovered yet.” Police said the security forces, including Rashtriya Rifles, the Special Operations Group and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), cordoned off Arampora in the morning after being tipped off about the gunmen. As the cordon tightened, the militants opened fire.

A day before the Kupwara encounter, three terrorists of pro-Pakistan Jeish-e-Mohmmad were killed and 12 security personnel, including three officers, injured Thursday in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district, a day after they fired on a police party here and escaped, officials said.