Srinagar: Three terrorists were killed by the security forces on Sunday after the jawans ambushed them in Larnoo area of Kulgam district of South Kashmir. Two Army personnel were injured in the encounter.

Earlier in the day, a massive search operation was conducted by the security forces in the area following reports that a few terrorists were hiding in the area, Times Now reported.

Militants were hiding inside a house in Larnoo area of Kulgam district. As the Army surrounded the area, the terrorists started firing at the soldiers. A heavy exchange of fire from both the sides was reported.

"The encounter concluded just now and I have been told that three terrorists were neutralised in it. The operation is being wound up. Their identity is yet to be ascertained," DGP Dilbag Singh said, as per ANI.

Internet and mobile services had been suspended in the region in the morning, shortly after the gunfight broke out.

The police recovered two AK-47 rifles with an under-barrel grenade launcher, three grenades, two Chinese pistols and other weapons from their possession.

On Friday, seven soldiers of the Rashtriya Rifles were injured in an improvised explosive device (IED) blast in southern Kashmir.

Two days ago, two terrorists had been killed in a massive gunfight while they attempted to attack the police in Kralhaar area of Baramulla district in northern Kashmir. The area is still under search and surveillance by the security forces.

“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces. The injured soldier was immediately shifted to a hospital. Two to three militants are believed to be hiding inside a residential house in the area under cordon,” a police official was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.