Srinagar| Jagran News Desk| The Army on Thursday said that three terrorists were killed, one soldier was martyred and a civilian lost his life in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama.

“Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Delipora village of Pulwama following information about the presence of terrorists there,” said a police official.

He said the terrorists opened fire on the search party, who retaliated, which triggered a gun battle.

An army official said two terrorists were killed in the gun battle while one jawan also lost his life in the operation, which was going on till last reports came in.

The identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists were being ascertained.

According to intelligence inputs, a top self-styled commander of Hizbul Mujahideen was believed to be among those trapped in the security forces' cordon.

(with PTI inputs)

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma