Encounter in Jammu & Kashmir, forces corner Lashkar terrorists Photograph:( WION )
As per reports, heavy firing has been going on from both sides. Further information is awaited.
Two terrorists were killed by security forces in the ongoing encounter which started in Malganipora area of Sopore in Baramulla district on Friday morning.
One soldier was also killed during the gunbattle.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Pazalpora village of Dangiwacha town in the north Kashmir district this morning after receiving specific information about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
The official said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired at the search party.
Heavy firing has been going on from both sides. Further information is awaited.
Reports say that internet services in the area have been suspended as a precautionary measure.
The encounter comes hours after another army jawan was killed in a sniper fire by terrorists in Tral area of South Kashmir. Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack on a camp of the 42 Rashtriya Rifles.
The terrorists used carried out the attack in Luragam around 9 pm, killing Sepoy Ngamsiamliana, who was on the guard duty. Another hjawan was injured in the attack.