At least two terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out early on Thursday morning in Sopore of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir between terrorists and security forces.
Upon receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants, the security forces including personnel from Rashtriya Rifles (RR), the state police`s Special Operations Group (SOG and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), cordoned off the town`s Arampora area.
"As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing gunfight," the police said.
As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile internet services.
Educational institutions were also asked to remain shut for the day.
At least one CRPF jawan and another forest guard were injured after suspected terrorists opened fire from a truck near the Jhajar Kotli police check-post in the early hours of Wednesday on the Jammu-Srinagar highway. The forest guard was injured after the terrorists opened fire while fleeing the spot. A high alert was issued in Katra after the incident that took place at around 8 am. The terrorists escaped the scene after launching the attack.
with agency inputs