He said five militants were killed in the encounter and weapons and warlike stores were recovered from the spot.
"As per police records, it was a combined group of proscribed terror outfits HM and LeT and their (militants') exact affiliations are being ascertained. They were wanted by the law for their complicity in a series of terror crimes, including attacks on security establishments and civilian atrocities," a police spokesperson said.
Waseem, Aqib and Parvaiz were involved in killings of a civilian, Mohd Iqbal Kawa, and local Army jawan, Mukhtar Ahmad, he said.
He said this group of militants was also involved in various grenade attacks across Anantnag and Kulgam districts.
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