J&K: Three Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In An Encounter In Shopian DistrictArmy soldiers during a gun battle between terrorists and security forces in Shopian, South Kashmir, in Srinagar, J&K. (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Three terrorists were killed in an encounter at Turkawangam area in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Tuesday (16 June) morning.

IG Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar told IANS that three terrorists have been eliminated.

According to details, security forces had a specific input about the presence of terrorists in the area.

The joint operation was launched by the police and the Army at the first light. As the security forces zeroed in on the terrorist hideout, the hiding terrorists fired on them triggering the encounter.

At the end of the firefight all the three terrorists were eliminated. Their identities are being ascertained.

With the killing of the three terrorists in Tuesday's encounter, a total of 17 terrorists have been killed in Shopian district in the less than 10 days in different encounters.

Earlier, five terrorists were killed by the security forces on 9 June in Shopian's sugoo village. On 8 June, four terrorists were gunned down in an encounter with in Pinjora area of Shopian. On 7 June, five terrorists were killed in an encounter in Reban village of Shopian.

(With inputs from IANS)

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