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 - Jammu And Kashmir Extends COVID Curbs; Night, Weekend Curfews Imposed. Details Here

“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 - Earthquake of 5.3 Magnitude Strikes Jammu and Kashmir, Tremors Felt Across Valley

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 - Srinagar Airport Restricts Entry Time For Passengers To Avoid Overcrowding Amid Covid Cases

Further details are awaited.