New Delhi: Three militants have been killed after an encounter broke out in Chewa Ullar area of Tral in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Friday. If reports are to be believed, two army jawans may have also suffered injuries. Also Read - Three Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorists Killed in Encounter Between Militants and Security Forces in J&K's Anantnag

Notably, the encounter between militants and security forces had started on Thursday evening and continued till Friday morning. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases

On specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area, a joint team of state police, 42 Rashtriya Rifles and Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) had launched a cordon and search operation. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning

Officials informed that as the joint team of forces approached, the hiding terrorists fired upon them which was retaliated and triggered an encounter.

This is said to be the 12th encounter in South Kashmir region that took place this month. At least 33 militants have been killed so far.