New Delhi: Three terrorists were killed after an encounter broke out earlier today between the Kashmir Zone Police and the terror group in Tral, Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Son of Srinagar's Krishna Dhaba Dies After Being Shot at by Militants

The police have also recovered arms and ammunition from their possession. Also Read - Balakot Anniversary: IAF Squadron That Conducted Air Attacks Makes Long-range Practice Strike | WATCH Video, Photos

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Gulshanpora area of Tral after receiving intel information about the presence of militants. According to police reports, the three terrorists were trapped in the area and fired gunshots triggering the encounter. Also Read - COVID-19: Centre, States Discuss Fresh Spurt in Cases; Nationwide Lockdown on Cards Again?

According to police reports, the three terrorists have been identified as Umar Fayaz Lone and Adil Bashir Mir, both affiliated to Hizbul Mujahideen, and Faizan Hameed Bhat of Jaish-e-Mohammed.

More details awaited.