Three security personnel were killed on Friday in an encounter. With militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Babagund area of Kupwara. Following information about presence of militants there, the officials said.
During the searches, the militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated. There was lull in firing several times during the day but militants would resume firing as soon as the security forces advanced towards the house where the militants were hiding, the officials said.