Srinagar: Three Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants killed in a security operation in Pulwama district of the Kashmir Valley were on Sunday identified as foreigners.

"The foreign militants killed in Saturday's operation in the district police lines Pulwama were Abu Saad, Dawood and Al Bakr," a police official said.

"All of them belonged to the JeM."

Eleven persons, including four policemen, four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and three terrorists, were killed in the nearly 19-hour-long operation after militants managed to enter the highly guarded complex around 4 a.m. on Saturday.