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Kupwara
The killings were reported in Patushai village, a senior police official said.

Security forces on Thursday killed three militants in a gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district which officials said was still raging.

The killings were reported in Patushai village, a senior police official said. One militant may still be hiding in the area, the official added.

The Rashtriya Rifles and the Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police began the operation after getting a tip about the presence of militants in the area.

Three AK-47 rifles were recovered from the dead men.