Three militants were killed, while one surrendered before security forces during an encounter in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kanigam area of the South Kashmir district during the night following information about the presence of militants there, a Jammu-Kashmir Police official said.
The cop said as the presence of four newly recruited local militants of Al-Badr outfit was ascertained, security forces exercised maximum restraint and tried their best to persuade them to surrender.
The militants turned down the offer to surrender and opened fire and lobbed a grenade at the security forces, the official said.
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The security forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.
However, during the encounter, one of the militants surrendered before the security forces, while three others were killed.
The surrendered militant has been identified as Tausif Ahmad, the official said.