On specific information about presence of a group of militants, troops launched an operation along the LoC in Keran forward area in Kupwara district this morning, a Defence Spokesman said.
In the encounter that took place between troops and militants, three militants have been killed, the spokesman said.
A large quantity of arms and ammunition were recovered from them.

Earlier, last week, three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir.
The police had earlier said that a large group of heavily armed guerrillas have infiltrated into the Indian side of the LoC in this area following which a massive operation was started against them by the security forces.

Earlier, India lodged a strong protest with Pakistan against repeated ceasefire violations along the International Border in Jammu region by forces across the border and warned the neighbouring country of powerful retaliation in the event of fresh firing.

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