Five heavily armed terrorists of LeT outfit were killed in the ongoing encounter that broke out in Samno village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday, police said on Friday.
Identity of the killed terrorists was being ascertained.
Four AK rifles, one pistol and other warlike stores have been recovered from the spot.
Search operation is underway in the area and further details are awaited.
Fierce gunfight continued between security forces and terrorists since yesterday evening.
Special forces of the Indian Army’s elite 9 Para, 34 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operations Group (SOG) of J&K Police were engaged in the operation against the terrorists.
Meanwhile, another encounter has broken out in the Budhal area of Rajouri. Army and police were engaged in the anti-terror operation.