Srinagar:  Three militants were killed in an ongoing encounter along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday. Official sources said that soldiers of 3 JAK Rifles manning the fence at Balbir post near Datgali in Keran intercepted a group of militants at around 10:40 am today which resulted into an encounter. An army officer said that the alert troops challenged the movement of a group of infiltrators triggering off a gunfight. In the ensuing gunfight, three infiltrators have been killed, he said, adding that the bodies of the militants are lying close to the LoC and are yet to be retrieved.  The officer said that the operation in the area is ongoing. (GNS)