Three suspected militants were killed by the security forces on Wednesday during a gunfight in the Chack-i-Cholan village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, the police said.

The security forces have not identified the suspected militants.

The security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Chack-i-Cholan village after they received a tip-off about presence of suspected militants in the area, PTI quoted a police official as saying.

More details awaited.