An encounter broke out on Friday between security forces and militants in Kokernag area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
The body of a militant was recovered by the police, according to ANI. Three militants are reportedly trapped in the area.
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Upon receiving a tip-off about the holed-up militants, the security forces cordoned off Gadole village in Kokernag area.
“As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing gunfight,” police sources said.
As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the district.
Few people have been detained for questioning, Shesh Paul Vaid, Director General of Police (DGP) of Jammu and Kashmir said.