Security forces killed three suspected militants on the outskirts of the Binner village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla on Wednesday. Security personnel are trying to ascertain the identity of the deceased and their probable affiliations.

The incident occurred during a cordon-and-search operation that was launched after the forces received a tip about the presence of suspected militants in the area, officials said. Authorities claimed they found incriminating evidence and weapons at the site of the encounter.

The local administration has temporarily suspended Internet in the area, Greater Kashmir reported. A search operation is under way at the site.

This was the third encounter in the Valley in as many days. On Monday, the police had killed three militants in a gunfight in Budgam district. The following day, security forces killed three suspected militants in Shopian, including the brother of an Indian Police Service officer. At least four photojournalists were injured during the clashes that erupted around the site of the gunfight.

Suspected militants had carried out three grenade attacks on January 17 and 18 – two of them in Srinagar and one in Shopian. Three police officers were wounded in the January 17 attack in Srinagar.