Three Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists were killed in an encounter that raged between forces and terrorists in Satoora village of Tral in South Kashmir's Pulwama district. He added that terrorists were hiding in a cave and exchange of fire is still on.
"The killing of the militants is a major setback for the outfit which is trying to revive its activities in the valley", the official said.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid said that the name of outfit is unknown, but could be the Jaish-e-Mohammed.
" Terrorists were planning major strikes on state highways". The encounter started around 8:15 AM on Saturday.The operation is still underway and One more terrorist is believed to be holed up.
The intelligence report further suggested that several suicide bombers are now reportedly planning to strike the Valley.
Last week, seven Amarnath pilgrims were killed and 12 injured when terrorists opened fire at a patrol vehicle on the Srinagar-Jammu Highway on Monday night. A pistol, ammunition, four grenades and a knife were recovered from him.