An Indian paramilitary trooper on patrol in Jammu and Kashmir. Photo: AFP

Security forces killed three militants in a clash in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday, according to media reports.

After receiving a report about the presence of militants in the area, security forces launched a search operation in the Gulab Bagh area of Tral in Pulwama, an IANS report said.

The bodies of three militants, two AK-47s and one pistol were recovered from the site.

A police officer said, “When the militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces, triggering an encounter. Three militants have been killed. The operation against the militants is still on.”