New Delhi: Three terrorists were on Monday gunned down during an encounter with security forces in Khulchohar area of Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Two of them had affiliations to the terror group Lakshar-e-Taiba (LeT), while the identity of the third person is yet to be released. Also Read - After Opening Parks, Jammu And Kashmir to Open Tourism in Phased Manner From July 14 | Check Guidelines

“With today’s operation at Khulchohar area of Anantnag by Police along with Local RR unit in which 2 LeT terrorists including one district commander & one HM commander Masood (in pic) were neutralised, Doda dist in Jammu Zone becomes totally militancy free once again,” the Director-General of Kashmir ZonePolice said. Also Read - Fake News Alert: No Lockdown Will be Imposed in Jammu From Tomorrow | Here’s The Truth

The area was cordoned off by earlier this morning, the police said, and a search operation by a team of Jammu & Kashmir Police and security forces was carried out. Also Read - Jammu And Kashmir: Encounter Breaks Out Between Terrorists And Security Forces in Sopore

Further details are awaited.