Srinagar: Three unidentified terrorists have been killed in an ongoing operation at an encounter between the terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, officials said on Thursday. Police and security forces are carrying out the operation. The gunfight began after a joint team of the police and the Army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.Also Read - Flood Alert in Kashmir, Rains Send Mercury Level Nose-diving

As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter. “Encounter has started at Shopian town. Police and security forces are on the job,” police said. Also Read - Mandatory 48 Hour-Acclimatisation For All Those Travelling To Leh; Ladakh District Administration Issues Advisory

Further information is underway. Also Read - Several Feared Dead as Taxi-Van Skids Off Zojila Pass in Jammu-Kashmir