Srinagar, Nov 30: An encounter between the security forces and terrorists raged in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. If reports are to be believed, three to four Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists are holed up in the area. The operation was launched by the Army, the CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir Police on inputs of terrorists hiding in Futlipora village of Pakharpora in central Kashmir’s Budgam.

The encounter comes a few days after three Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists, who were Pakistani nationals, were killed by security forces in Magam area of Handwara district in North Kashmir.

The Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir Police and 10 Garhwal of Army cordoned off Futlipora on Thursday morning around 6 am after “specific inputs” about the presence of militants, Greater Kashmir reported. The mobile internet service in parts of Budgam has been snapped.

The report also quotes an official as informing that as the forces approached the suspected house, the militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight.

Heavy exchange of fire was going on at the time of filing of this report.