The police official said security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Redbug area of Budgam last evening after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists in the area.
The search operation turned into an encounter as the search party of the security forces was fired upon by the terrorists.
He said the gun fight resumed this morning and three terrorists were killed. The terrorists have been identified as Aaqib Gul of Gooripora, Javaid Ahmad Shiekh of Beerwah and Sajid Ahmad
Gilkar of Malaratta.
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