New Delhi: As many as five terrorists were killed on Wednesday during an encounter with security forces in Sugoo area of Shopian district, Jammu and Kashmir. This is the third encounter in the South Kashmir district this week and at least 14 militants have been gunned down in the major anti-terrorist operation so far. Also Read - After Opening Parks, Jammu And Kashmir to Open Tourism in Phased Manner From July 14 | Check Guidelines

The firing started earlier this morning between the police forces and militants who had been hiding in the area, an official said. Also Read - Fake News Alert: No Lockdown Will be Imposed in Jammu From Tomorrow | Here’s The Truth

The J&K Police said that the Sugoo village was cordoned off by a joint team of Army and police after a specific intelligence input about the presence of terrorists. Also Read - Lockdown in Jammu Kashmir: Strict Restrictions Reimposed in Rajouri, Entire City And Adjoining Areas Sealed

As security forces zeroed in, the terrorists opened fire at them. In the ensuing gun battle, five ultras belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were killed.

Earlier on Sunday, five terrorists were killed in an encounter at Reban village whereas four terrorists were killed in Pinjura village of Shopian on Monday.