While confirming that all the three militants involved in killing of the trainee constable had been eliminated during the gunfight in Khudwani area of Kulgam district, states police chief S.P. Vaid said: "Three bodies of terrorists recovered so far from encounter site".
Earlier, Vaid on his twitter page said: "Terrorists group that tortured our colleague Mohd Saleem of Kulgam and killed him brutally are all trapped in an encounter with J&K Police/Army/CRPF in Khudwani Kulgam."
Security forces had surrounded Khudwani area of Kulgam district following information about the presence of militants.
Police said the hiding militants had opened fire on the security forces when the cordon around them was tightened after which an encounter had started.
Trainee constable, Muhammad Saleem Shah had been abducted from his home in Matulhama village of the district on Friday evening.
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