Three militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral town of Pulwama district on Sunday. Two AK-47 rifles and a pistol were recovered from the spot. The search operation is underway. The gunfight broke out after the forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area acting on a tip-off on the presence of militants, officials said. On March 7, one militant was killed in Handwara in an encounter. The state police said that the terrorist was a Pakistan national and was affiliated with Jaish-e-Mohammed.