An encounter broke out in Pathanpora village of Kashmir’s Budgam district around 2 am on Thursday.
On receiving information about the presence of terrorist in the central Kashmir district, forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said. The terrorists have left behind their weapons and escaped, said police.
This is the fourth encounter in Kashmir since Sunday. The previous three encounters took place in South Kashmir’s Shopian district. Fourteen terrorists were killed in these encounters.
Exchange of firing is on and further details are awaited, officials said.