J&K: Three Terrorists Including Top LeT Commander Abu Huraira Gunned Down By Security Forces In Pulwama EncounterIndian Army carrying out an encounter. (Representative Image)

A top commander of the terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) was among the three killed in an encounter between the terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, officials said on Wednesday (14 July).

The security forces recovered arms and ammunition from the possession of the slain terrorists.

"One more unidentified terrorist killed (Total 03). Incriminating materials including arms and ammunition recovered. Search going on," said J&K police in a tweet.

Identifying one of the slain terrorists as LeT commander Aijaz alias Abu Huraira, the police said he was from Pakistan. Aijaz was killed along with two local terrorists during the encounter.

The gunfight started in the early hours of Wednesday (14 July) morning after a joint team of the police and army 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 terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar congratulated police and security forces for the operation.

(With inputs from IANS)

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