The encounter has stopped for now as search operations continue. It is still unclear whether the terrorists were part of a group which had freshly infiltrated into the Valley.
Official sources say that the terrorists may be part of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.
There has been heightened activity along the India- Pakistan border with several instances of ceasefire violations.
The Indian DGMO had recently wanrned Pakistan about cease fire violations and also advised restraint.