Srinagar: Three terrorists were on Thursday evening killed in an encounter with the security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The firing broke out in Handew village during a cordon and search operation laid down by the security forces on specific inputs of terrorists hiding in the region.

Earlier in the day, three terrorists were killed and one jawan has lost his life in an encounter carried out in Pulwama. The firing broke out on reports of terrorists holed up in a house in the Dalipora area.

A police officer reportedly said that upon hearing the news of the presence of terrorists, a team comprising Army members and Special Operations Group has cordoned off the site located near the police station in Pulwama.

On Sunday, two terrorists were on Sunday were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“As the cordon was tightened, the hidden militants opened fire, triggering an encounter. Two militants have been killed,” a police officer said.

The slain militants were identified as Basharat Ahmad and Tariq Ahmed, both locals. “Tariq Ahmed was an SPO before he joined the militant ranks. He had escaped with a weapon in April last year,” the officer had said. A huge cache of weapons and ammunition was also recovered from the spot.