Three militants were killed on Wednesday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said.
The encounter broke out at Pazalpora area in Anantnag on a specific intelligence provided by the district police.
"As the security forces closed on the hiding militants, they fired triggering an encounter. Firing exchanges are still going on in the area," the police officer said.
All the three local militants have been neutralised, the officials said.
The identity of the militants is yet to be ascertained. The police said the bodies would be handed over to their families after the identity is ascertained.