J&K: Three Terrorists Gunned Down By Security Forces In An Encounter On The Outskirts Of SrinagarArmy soldiers during a gun battle between terrorists and security forces (representative image) (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Three terrorists were killed in an encounter between the terrorists and the security forces in the Lawaypora area in Srinagar outskirts on Wednesday (30 December), officials said.

The gunfight broke out on Tuesday (29 December) evening after a joint team of the army and police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of a specific information about the presence of terrorists.

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where the terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

After an overnight lull, firing resumed on Wednesday morning and three terrorists were killed.

The identities of the slain terrorists were being ascertained.

"Three terrorists killed in encounter in Srinagar, Search is going on," police said.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

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