New Delhi: Three militants affiliated to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), including an IED expert, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Lockdown: Resumption of Physical Hearing of Court Cases in J&K, Ladakh from August 2

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about the presence of militants there, a Defence spokesman said. Also Read - Indian Army Recruitment 2021: Apply Online For Clerical, Technical Posts Today | Check Rally Venue, Other Details Here

After laying the cordon in the area, announcements were made for the militants to surrender, but they fired upon the security forces, defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. Also Read - WATCH: After Kishtwar, Another Cloudburst Near Amarnath in Jammu And Kashmir

The forces retaliated, ensuing a gunfight in which three militants were killed, the spokesman said.

“Three terrorists of JeM have been killed in Kangan Pulwama operation,” the spokesman said, adding, one of the militants was an IED expert.