The encounter started at around 8 am Saturday morning when security forces went for a search and cordon operation after receiving information about presence of terrorists in the area. (Representative image) Photograph: (ANI)
Another terrorist is believed to be holed up inside a cave
A fierce encounter is underway between the security forces and terrorists in the Tral area of Kashmir's Pulwama district.
According to reports, three terrorists have been killed in the encounter so far and a fourth one is believed to be holed up inside a cave.
#UPDATE Tral Encounter (J&K): 3rd terrorist killed, one more terrorist believed to be holed up. Body of 1 terrorist recovered. Ops underway.— ANI (@ANI_news) July 15, 2017
Speaking to ANI, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police, S P Vaid, said that the encounter is still on and the orgainsation to which the terrorists belong is not yet known but it could be Jaish-e-Mohammed.
"The encounter is still on. There was an input about a couple of militants in that area. The exact outfit is not known but most probably they are foreign militants. It must be Jaish-e-Mohammed," Vaid told ANI.
The encounter started at around 8 am Saturday morning when troops of 190 Bn, 42 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group (SOG) went for search and cordon operation after they received information of presence of two to three terrorists in the area.