Pulwama: Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces at Tral’s Pinglish village in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday. The forces have recovered two bodies and efforts are on to ascertain their identities. Arms and ammunition have also been seized. Meanwhile, the operation was underway till the time of filing this report.

On March 7, a militant was gunned down by security forces in a brief exchange of fire in Kralgund, Handwara. A search operation was conducted. Reports back then stated that one more militant was trapped. Internet services were snapped in the area.

A Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) had been launched at Banderpayee, Handwara, north Kashmir on Wednesday evening on a specific tip-off about the presence of militants. After a brief exchange of fire, the area was cordoned off and searches were launched.

A similar encounter took place on March 5, between security forces and terrorists in Tral. Two terrorists had been killed in the encounter.

Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire despite the international pressure on it after the Balakote air strikes that followed the Pulwama terror attack of February 14.

An encounter was reported from Akhnoor, a few days back, but no casualties were reported. The Handwara encounter, which went on for days this weekend, saw four security personnel lose their lives.  Reports said two terrorists were killed in the encounter. They reportedly belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed terror outfit.

The encounter was a joint operation conducted by the Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jammu and Kashmir police.