In an encounter that broke out in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday morning three militants were killed, police said.

The encounter between militants and security forces was a joint operation launched by the army, the police and the CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) in a village in Pulwama.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kangan area of Pulwama this morning following information about presence of militants there, a police official said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter as militants opened fire towards security forces’ positions.