An official said that the gunfight erupted after forces cordoned off Panzgom village following specific inputs about the presence of militants.
The slain militants have been identified as Ishfaq Ahmad Dar of Dogirpura, Ishfaq Ahmad Baba of Tahab and Haseeb Ahmad Pahla (Palla) of Bandina.
He said that three AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the encounter site.(Agencies)
More details are awaited.