Pulwama: Three terrorists were killed and a jawan was martyred in an encounter in Dalipora area of South Kashmir's Pulwama on Thursday morning. 

A joint team of the army's Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir police Special Operations Group started a cordon and search operation after receiving information about terrorists hiding in Dalipora area near the police station in Pulwama. 

As the security forces came closer, terrorists opened fire on them, leading to an encounter.

Sources have confirmed that three terrorists have been killed but they are yet to be identified as the operation is still on. Meanwhile, as per reports, a jawan of the Army's 55 RR has succumbed to his injuries and has been identified as Sandeep. 

The slain terrorists were identified as Naseer Pandith of Karmiabad in Pulwama, Umar Mir of Bethipora in Shopian and Khalid Bhai from Pakistan. All the three were affiliated with militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad.

It is a major success for the forces as Khalid was active for the last eight years in Kashmir. 

Khalid, the top commander of the JeM outfit was wanted in the 2017 fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp in Lethpora that left five paramilitary personnel dead.

Police have imposed curfew in Pulwama area.