An encounter has broken out between terrorists and security forces in Zinpanchal,Chari Sharief, in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district

The Budgam police, 53 Rashtriya Rifles and CRPF forces are at the operation. Reports indicate that two to three militants have been trapped.

Two terrorists are reported to have been killed by security forces in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Budgam district. The encounter broke out early in the morning on Monday in Budgam’s Zinpanchal, Chrar-e-Sharief.

The encounter is still underway between security forces and a third terrorist.

The encounter began when security forces, acting on information about militant presence in Hapatnar forests of Chrar-e-Sharief, began a cordon and search operation.

“As the cordon was being tightened, the hiding terrorists fired upon the security forces triggering the encounter which is presently on,” news agency IANS quoted the police as saying, adding that the area is mountainous and reinforcements have been rushed in. The gun fight is going on amid rains and snow in the Valley.

This is the first encounter in central Kashmir’s Budgam this year.

Mobile internet has been suspended in Budgam.