New Delhi: An encounter broke out on Wednesday between militants and security forces in Sopore area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, news agency ANI reported. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Brath Kalan village of Sopore following information about the presence of 1-2 terrorists. Also Read - Pakistan Lifts Ban On TikTok

Police said that the militants opened fire at the security forces, leading to an encounter. No casualties have been reported so far in the operation, he added. Mobile internet services have been suspended as a precautionary measure. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir: Police Inspector Shot Dead by Militants in Anantnag District; Area Cordoned Off

In November, four terrorists, belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammad terror outfit, were killed in an encounter in Budgam district. The security forces had launched a joint operation in Futlipora village of Pakharpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam following inputs of terrorists hiding there.

In another encounter, two militants of the terror group Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed, while the one killed in Pulwama belonged to the Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, an ISIS offshoot.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in the Redwani area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir around midnight after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area. The neautralised terrorists were identified as Ajaz Ahmad Makroo and Waris Ahmad Malik.

On the other hand, a militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in an encounter at Hafoo area of Tral in Pulwama district. He had been identified as Shakir Hassan Dar of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind headed by Zakir Musa, a police spokesman was quoted as saying in a PTI report.

Dar was involved in militancy since 2015, he had further informed.