Srinagar, May 6: Three terrorists have been killed in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Pahalgam area of Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Friday, police said.

"One more terrorist killed (Total 03). Retrieval and identification of the killed terrorists yet to be done," a police official said. Jammu and Kashmir: 17 Kashmiri Youths, Who Returned From Pakistan, Killed in Counter-Terror Operations, Say Sources.

The firefight between terrorists and security forces took place after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding, they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on May 06, 2022 08:23 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website