Three Hizb militants killed in Kashmir encounter

Three Hizb-u- Mujahideen militants were killed in an overnight encounter in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, an Army official said on Thursday.

This Google Maps image locates Tral, an area in South Kashmir's Pulwama district, where the encounter took place.

The official said the security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Dadsara area of Tral last night, following information about the presence of militants in the area.

The militants have been identified as Ashiq Hussain Bhat, Mohammad Isaq Parray and Asif Ahmed Mir.

The official said Bhat was involved in providing shelter to militants involved in the Udhampur attack .

Three AK rifles were recovered from the scene of the gun battle, where search and sanitisation operations are under way.