The encounter is still on, said Shesh Paul Vaid, Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir.
Encounter going on inGujjarpati Zirhama Kupwara. Best of luck to all officers/ Jawans.- Shesh Paul Vaid (@spvaid) November 21, 2017
The police and army launched a joint operation following information about the terrorists hiding in Zirhama area of Kupwara district.
This is the second encounter in Kupwara today. Earlier in the morning, three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were killed in Magam area of the same district.
The development comes just three days after six terrorists, including the nephew of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, were gunned down in north Kashmir's Bandipora. An Air Force commando, however, lost his life in the operation.