The gunbattle occurred when the troops noticed a group of terrorists along the Line of Control trying to sneak into the Valley during night hours in the Machil sector late on Wednesady night, the official said.
The troops fired at the heavily-armed terrorists who tried to escape taking advantage of the thick forest cover.
Three heavily-armed terorists were killed in the operation, the official said adding that their bodies along with a large haul of arms and ammunition was recovered from the scene of the encounter.
Search and combing operations continued late till Wednesday.
On May 26, the Army had killed two Pakistani Border Action Team (BAT) members who tried to infiltrate into the Uri sector to carry out an attack on Indian soldiers. Six more terrorists were killed in the same sector next day when they attempted to sneak in from across the LoC.
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