Three encounters broke out between security forces and terrorists in the early hours of Thursday in Noor Bagh area on the outskirts of Srinagar, Anantnag district and Budgam district, in Jammu and Kashmir. According to news agency ANI, at least two terrorists are believed to be trapped in Noor Bagh area.
In the encounter in Anantnag district's Doru Shahabad, a terrorist -- identified as Asif Malik -- has been killed and an Army jawan was also killed. The firing has stopped and a search operation is underway.
Earlier, security forces had launched a cordon and search operation in Qazigund of the district after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area said a police official. The search operation turned into an encounter with militants when the insurgents opened fire on the security forces, he said.
Authorities have suspended internet services in Srinagar and adjoining areas without providing any reason.
A third encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Panzan area of Chadoora town in Budgam district. Security forces are locked in a gunbattle with three militants reportedly holed up in a building, the official said. Two militants have been killed in the encounter.
Earlier on Tuesday, at least two terrorists were killed after an encounter broke out with security forces in Sopore area of Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. An exchange of fire took place between the security forces and terrorists in Baramulla district. Following the firing, security forces launched a search operation and cordoned off the area.