New Delhi: Four terrorists were killed in an encounter which broke out in Daramdora Keegam area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian District on Sunday. As per the reports, the exchange of fire between militants and security forces is still underway.

“Four terrorists have been killed in Daramdora vilage of Shopian district. Weapons and other incriminating material have been recovered from their possession,”Defence Ministry spokesman, Colonel Rajesh Kalia said.

The gunfight broke out after the security forces started a cordon and search operation in Daramdora village. “The operation was focused on the orchard area. As the security forces tightened the cordon around the militants, they opened fire that triggered the encounter,” police said.

As a precautionary measure authorities have suspended mobile Internet services in Shopian district.

The fresh encounter comes a day after a terrorist was gunned down in Baramulla district. The gunfight yesterday broke out between the militants and the Rashtriya Rifles and special operations group of state police in Boniyar area of Uri sector.

Earlier on Wednesday, the Jammu and Kashmir police had foiled a major ‘terror’ attack plan by recovering a sophisticated IED in Shopian.

A leading daily had reported that Pakistan had shared intelligence inputs with India and the US regarding a possible attack by militants in Pulwama district using an improvised explosive device mounted on a vehicle.