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3 terrorists killed in encounter with security forces in J&K's Pulwama

As many as three terrorits were gunned down in an encounter between terrorists and security forces in Kangan area of Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Wednesday morning.

The security forces have recovered arms and ammunition from the area, news agency ANI reported.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kangan area this morning following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said.

The terrorists opened fire towards security forces' positions, triggering a gunfight.

The Indian Army on Monday gunned down three heavily-armed Pakistan-trained terrorists and also foiled an infiltration bid along Line of Control in Naushera Sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

"In an ongoing counter-infiltration operation since 28 May, alert troops of Indian Army eliminated an infiltration bid along Line of Control in Naushera Sector," said the Army, adding search operation in the area is underway, ANI reported.

The Indian troops intecepted the terrorists when they were trying to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir in the early hours of Monday near Kalal village, triggering a gunfight, officials said.

This came two days after two terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Wanpora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam. The encounter was carried out by a joint team of J&K Police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

Last month, the security forces averted a major vehicle-borne IED attack by terrorists in the Pulwama district after it was laerned that the terrorists had planned it on the lines of the Pulwama attack of February 2019, in which 40 CRPF personnel were martyred.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police had said in a tweet: "A major incident of a vehicle-borne IED blast is averted by the timely input and action by Pulwama Police, CRPF and the Army."

The Pulwama police had received credible information about a terrorist moving with an explosive-laden car ready to blast at some location. After which, various parties of police and security forces covered all possible routes keeping themselves away from the road at safer locations.

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