Srinagar: At least two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara region in an encounter on Sunday.
According to media reports, the gunfight occurred in Warpora forest area of Handwara tehsil in Kupwara.
The security forces have launched a massive search operation in the area following the encounter.
"Following specific information about the presence of militants in Warpora forest area of Handwara tehsil, security forces launched an operation but were fired upon by the hiding militants, triggering the gunfight.
"Two militants of LeT outfit have been killed in this operation," IANS reported, adding that searches were still going on in the area to track any more militants
In another incident, a Hizbul terrorist was nabbed by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) jawans while trying to sneak into India from Nepal.
A Pakistani passport was also recovered from his possession.
The terrorist is identified as 34-year old Naseer Ahmed aka Sadiq, media reports said.
He was reportedly involved in several terror activities in Banihal area of Jammu and Kashmir.
"He is involved in many violent crimes against civilians and security forces. He was sent to India by his handler for a specific mission.
"Initially he was trained by militants operating in Banihal and adjoining areas of Jammu and Kashmir and was active in terror activities since 2002," an official said.
The Army has launched a massive cordon-and-search operation in Jammu and Kashmir this week following a spurt of terror attacks on the security forces.
The move comes amid heightened vigil along the Line of Control (LOC) as counter-measure for repeated ceasefire violation by Pakistani forces.