Srinagar: Terrorists and security forces are engaged in a fierce encounter in the Satora area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral district.
One to two terrorists are believed to be holed up inside a cave on a hillock.
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S.P. Vaid on Saturday said that the Tral encounter is still on, and added that the name of outfit is unknown, but could be the Jaish-e-Mohammed.
“The encounter is still on. There was an input about a couple of militants in that area. The exact outfit is not known but most probably they are foreign militants. It must be Jaish-e-Mohammed,” Vaid told to news agency.
At least three terrorist were killed in an encounter on Saturday morning in the forested area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Tral. A senior police officer said the bodies of the terrorists were yet to be recovered and that the exchange of fire continued.
The encounter broke out in the Satora area of Tral, around 36 kms from Srinagar and at least four-five terrorists are believed to be holed up inside the forest.
The police officer said the search operation was launched on information about the presence of some terrorists in the area.
Another official told that the search operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on the security forces.
The operation was jointly launched by the army, police and CRPF.
Earlier on Friday, report stated that a total of 102 terrorists have been eliminated in Kashmir Valley in the past seven months.
More than 50 per cent of around 220 active terrorists in Kashmir are Pakistan nationals, a home ministry official said on Thursday.
He also said that infiltration bids have seen a rise in last five months.