At least three terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces on Wednesday in Binner area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir
Two or three terrorists were reported to be trapped in the area, as reported by news agency ANI.
Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the area following information about the presence of terrorists, news agency PTI reported quoting a police official.
He said the search operation turned into a gunbattle after terrorists opened fire on the security forces.
According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, the terrorists have been identified as -- Suhaib Farooq Akhoon, Mohsin Mushtaq Bhat and Nasir Ahmad Darzi.
They were affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and were wanted in terror crimes including an attack on security establishments and civilian atrocities.
A huge quantity of arms and ammunition, including three AK 47 rifles, have been recovered from the site of the encounter. All the materials have been taken in case records for further investigation and to probe their complicity in other terror cases, added the police.
"We got the info that a few terrorists were in hiding in Baramulla. Security forces were fired at during a search operation; 3 terrorists were killed in retaliatory firing. We've recovered arms and ammunition in huge quantity," said DIG North Kashmir.
"The terrorists have been identified as Suhaib Farooq Akhoon, Mohsin Mushtaq Bhat and Nasir Ahmad Darzi. All 3 were affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba and were wanted in terror crimes including an attack on security establishments & civilian atrocities," said the state police.
"Arms & ammunition including 3 AK 47 rifles were recovered from the site of encounter. All these materials have been taken in case records for further investigation and probe their complicity in other terror cases," added the police.