The CRPF further said that there is unconfirmed presence of four-five terrorists in Pulwama's Padgampora area, according to ANI. The terrorists are holed up inside a house.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Padgampora viallge of Pulwama around 2.30am after getting tipped-off about the presence of terrorists in the area, PTI reported quoting a police official.
The train service between Banihal and Srinagar has been suspended as one of the stations on the route is close to the encounter site.
J&K: Authorities suspend train services from Banihal to Srinagar as one of the railway stations is near the Pulwama encounter site. pic.twitter.com/4rKzS0zzOq
The encounter comes a few days after a fierce gunfight took place in Tral of Pulwama district where security forces killed two Hizbul militants. One policeman was killed and three soldiers were injured in the gunfight.