"Three militants killed at an encounter at Kandi Aglar village of Pulwama district includes nephew of Jaish-e-Muhammad Chief Maulana Masood Azhar and outfit's divisional commander", a JeM presenter said in a statement.
The security forces have recovered two AK-47, United States made M-16 rifle and several rounds of ammunition from the encounter site.
The local militant has been identified as Waseem Ganaie of Pulwama who joined militancy recently (19.08.2017).
Meanwhile, security forces busted two hideouts of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in central Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Monday but no arrests were made.
An army man was also killed during the gunfight.
Last month, Indian forces said they shot dead a separatist leader of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in a clash in held Kashmir.
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Among the items recovered from the terrorists, were M4 carbines, a shorter and lighter variant of the American origin M-16 A2 assault rifle. He said, the matter will be taken up through proper channels.
A civilian, Showkat Ahmad was injured in a cross firing between security personnel and militants after locals came out to protest the encounter.
"Not any we know of", the official said.
"This weapon (the M4 carbine) is with the special forces of Pakistan army".
A JeM spokesperson said that two other terrorists were also killed in the encounter.
The Jaish spokesman while paying tributes to the slain militants said that their sacrifices won't go waste."One day, forces have to leave Kashmir", he said. "So we have reasons to believe that this particular weapon was given by the Pakistani army to JeM cadres and this clearly shows the complicity between JeM and Pakistan and their nefarious designs in Kashmir", Raju said. "We are in a firm belief that Allah will soon bless us with the freedom", he said. When they opened fired, the forces retaliated and gunned down the terrorists.