"Encounter has started at Chandgam area of Pulwama. Police and security forces are on the job," a police officer said.
"One unidentified terrorist killed. Operation going on," police said.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire.
Army and police are on the job and a search operation is underway.
Of the five terrorists that were killed by security forces, two were neutralised by security forces in the encounter on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Hanjin village in Rajpora area of the district, following information about presence of militants.
Earlier, the Kashmir Zone Police had said that efforts were being made to get two militants hiding inside a mosque in Shopian after an overnight encounter to surrender.
The sudden change in Islamabad’s commitment towards maintaining peace along the LoC should not lull New Delhi into complacence
Forty CRPF personnel were killed in the terrorist attack carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad in Pulwama on February 14, 2019.
This year marks two years of the Pulwama terror attack. Pakistan-based terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) had claimed responsibility for the dastardly terror attack.
Similarly, in Jammu division, Kishtwar has recorded voting percentage of 34.15, Udhampur 24.56, Jammu 36.64, Kathua 34.45, Ramban 36.14, Doda 34.02, Samba 42.01, Poonch 43.88, Rajouri 40.68 and Reasi 41.87 till 11:00 a.m.
The security forces have seized one AK rifle and two pistols from the encounter site.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Tikken area of Pulwama district in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence of terrorists.
They have been identified as Bilal Ahmad Chopan, a resident of Wagad Tral, and Mursaleen Bashir Sheikh from Chatlam Pampore, a police official said.
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