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.

The police have also recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.

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.

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.