Srinagar: With the killing of three more terrorists, a total of five terrorists have been killed in an encounter at the Sumlar forests of Bandipora district of northern Kashmir.

Confirming the killing of three more terrorists in the encounter, SSP Bandipora Zulfikar Azad told MyNation, "Three more terrorists have been gunned down in the joint operation of JKP, CRPF and Indian Army. The total toll is 5. The encounter has ended."

"We have recovered heavy arms and ammunition from them", the SSP added. "The identity and group affiliation of the terrorists are being ascertained," he said.

The encounter between the security forces and terrorists had started on Thursday when forces launched a massive cordon-and-search operation in the area following which terrorists fired upon the security forces, triggering an encounter in the area.