Two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT) were killed on Sunday in an encounter with security forces in the Chadderbhan area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir.
J&K DGP, SP Vaid, confirmed that two terrorists have been killed so far. There were reports that two to three terrorists were trapped there.
Men of the Army, CRPF and J&K Police have cordoned the area and were engaged in the encounter.
The encounter began when security forces were this afternoon clearing the highway in the area for the upcoming Amarnath pilgrimage.
Security forces had on Friday killed four terrorists of the ISJK outfit in South Kashmir thereby indicating that militants of various terror outfits have regrouped in the area ahead of the Amarnath pilgrimage.
Governor NN Vohra is personally overlooking the security arrangements for the pilgrimage and has visited various sensitive locations of the yatra route during the past two days.
Army chief, General BipanRawat, yesterday discussed the security scenario with the Governor. Top Army, CRPF, ITBP and intelligence officers were camping in South Kashmir.