Three terrorists have been killed in an encounter in J&K’s Pulwama district on Tuesday.
One of them is the nephew of Jaish-e-Muhammad Chief Moulana Masood Azhar.
He is the son of Azhar’s elder brother Ameer Mukhtar. Another also belongs to the same terrorist outfit and the third is a local.
Security sources said a residential house in Tral area where the three terrorists were hiding caught fire in cross-firing.
They said, a joint security forces team of Army, J&K Police and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the Midoora area on a specific information about the presence of terrorists.
As the joint team of forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists fired upon the forces triggering an encounter.