The encounter began last night after troops launched a search operation in Khumhair forests of Handwara tehsil, 100 kms from here, following information about the presence of the militants, an army official said.
“Three terrorists have been killed while one soldier has sustained injuries during the operation,” the official said.
He said the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants is being ascertained.
“Search operation is still on in the area.”
(With agency inputs)