New Delhi: All three militants were gunned down by security forces following hours of a fierce gunbattle in south Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday morning.
"Three local militants belonging to Hizbul Mujahideen outfit were killed today morning (Saturday) in Panzgam village of Pulwama district, a senior police officer told IANS.
"When the cordon around the hiding militants was tightened, they resorted to indiscriminate firing at the surrounding security men triggering an encounter.
"Firing at the encounter site has stopped, but search operation was still on," said the officer.
Troopers from Rashtriya Rifles, special operations group and central reserve police force surrounded Panzgam village late Friday and the encounter started around 3.30 am. (With inputs from agencies)