Shopian: Three terrorists have been neutralized after an intense gunfight with the security forces in Keller area of Shopian in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Police Inspector Shot Dead by Militants in Anantnag District; Area Cordoned Off

The encounter started early Thursday morning after a joint search party of the CRPF, Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police was attacked while carrying out a flush operation. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Terrorists Lob Grenade at Security Forces Deployed in Tral, Jawan Injured

A statement released by the Jammu and Kashmir Police read, “The terrorists killed in the encounter in Shopian district, earlier today, have been identified as Sajad Khanday, Aqib Ahmad Dar and Basharat Ahmad Mir, all residents of Pulwama. It was a combined group of terror outfits Hizbul Mujahideen and LeT.”