He said the locals have been evacuated from the area and the operation is still going on.
The security forces launched an operation after receiving specific inputs about militants hiding in the Kalghi forest area.
Handwara (Jammu and Kashmir), Sept. 24: The Indian Army on Sunday busted a terrorist hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara District and seized a large cache of explosive material and ammunition, including an anti-aircraft gun.
In yet another blow to terrorists in the Kashmir Valley, security forces killed three terrorists in Uri in Kashmir. On September 18 a year ago, an Army base in Uri, responsible for guarding the LoC, came under attack when a group of four fidayeen of the Lashkar-e-Toiba stormed it.
Sources said three civilians and an army man sustained bullet injuries during the encounter and have been hospitalized.
"As the security cordon was tightened, the hiding terrorists opened fire triggering a fierce gunfight in which one terrorist was neutralised", said the police official. One militant had already been killed in the morning.
Police, however, have not confirmed whether the slain militants had recently infiltrated into the Valley from Pakistan-administered Kashmir or had been operating here for some time. Two policemen and a Central Reserve Police Force jawan were also injured in the explosion. "Terrorists threw the grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force camp near the bank".
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