One terrorist is reported to have been gunned down, while 2-3 are still said to be in hiding. Encounter between the terrorists and the security forces underway.
The action was triggered on specific information about militant activity in Putshai area of Lolab in the district. The security forces cordoned off the area and began a search operation on Thursday, said an army official.
According to the police, the joint party of army and special operations group of police launched the operation in Gujarpati Potushai after receiving inputs about presence of militants.
A police official said, "The militants present in the woods opened fire on the forces triggering a gun fight." The officials said that the identity of the slain militant was not immediately known.