One terrorist has been killed in an encounter with security forces in the Rawalpora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian today, the police said. One M4 rifle and some armour piercing rounds have recovered from encounter site, they said.
Two more terrorists are still holed up inside the target house, the security forces said, adding, a flush-out operation is being carried out jointly by the police, Army and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.
"#ShopianEncounterUpdate: 01 unidentified #terrorist killed. #Operation going on. Further details shall follow," the Kashmir Zone Police tweeted earlier today.
The anti-terror operation was launched Saturday evening after the police received a tip off about the presence of terrorists in Shopian's Rawalpora village. However, the operation had to halted as five villagers, taken by the forces to "guide them in the search operation, were trapped in the target house.
"They all were safely taken out before we launched an assault on hiding terrorists" said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of police.
Earlier on March 11, two Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Union Territory's Anantnag district.