An encounter ensued between security forces and militants in Chadoora area of Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district in the wee hours of Thursday. Forces were locked in a gun battle with militants hiding in a village, the police official said, adding that there were no reports of casualties so far.
Two other encounters broke out between militants and security forces in Anantnag and Noorbagh area of Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar city. While one militant has been eliminated during the Anantnag encounter, two others have been believed to be trapped during the exchange of fire in Noorbagh on outskirts of Srinagar city.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Qazigund of Anantnag district after receiving information about the presence of militants in the area, according to police. The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire on the security forces, the police said. The firing was underway when the last reports came in.
In wake of these gunfights, internet services have been suspended by authorities in Srinagar and adjoining areas without providing any reason.
Here are the updates on Jammu and Kashmir encounter:
# 13:50 pm: 2 terrorists killed in Budgam encounter. Search operation underway.
# 09:58 am: One terrorist has been killed, one security personnel has lost his life in an encounter in Anantnag's Gazigund. Operation underway.
# 08:37 am:
One terrorist killed in the encounter in Dooru Shahabad in Anantnag district today. Firing has stopped. Search operation is underway. #JammuAndKashmir (visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/iIa2fKCqYW— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2018
# 07:58 am: Three terrorists believed to be trapped in a building at the encounter site in Budgam's Chadoora. Firing continues.
# 07:02 am: One militant has been killed in the encounter in Dooru Shahabad in Anantnag district. Firing has stopped. The search operation is underway.
# 06:30 am: Jammu and Kashmir: An encounter has broken out between security forces and terrorists in Budgam's Chadoora. More details awaited.
#JammuAndKashmir: An encounter has broken out between security forces and terrorists in Budgam's Chadoora. More details awaited.— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2018
# 05:50 am: Another encounter has started at Dooru Shahabad in Anantnag dist. Internet services suspended at both the places. More details awaited.
# 05:46 am: J&K: Encounter has started between security forces&terrorists in Noorbagh on outskirts of Srinagar city, 2 terrorists believed to be trapped.
#JammuAndKashmir: Visuals from Srinagar city's Noorbagh where an encounter has started between terrorists & security forces. Two terrorists are believed to be trapped. Internet services have been suspended. (Visuals deferred by unspecified time) pic.twitter.com/QCDTMMUtlE— ANI (@ANI) September 27, 2018