An encounter broke out between security forces and suspected militants during a cordon and search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.
"Encounter underway in Rajouri's Dassal forest area. More details awaited," Army officials said.
As per media reports, the gunfight broke out Dassal Mehari village area in Rajouri.
A cordon and search operation was launched by the forces on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday when the gun battle broke out in the area, sources said.
Confirming the incident, ADGP Mukesh Singh told PTI that the encounter was underway.
On Thursday, security forces arrested two terrorists of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir and recovered arms and ammunition from their possession, police said.
Joint forces of Baramulla Police & 29 RR arrested 2 Terrorist Associates of LeT outfit at Frestihar Kreeri;— Baramulla Police (بارہمولہ پولیس) (@BaramullaPolice) June 1, 2023
2 Chinese Pistol, 2 Pistol Magazines & 15 Pistol rounds recovered;
Case under Arms & UA (P) Act registered:@JmuKmrPolice@KashmirPolice @DIGBaramulla @Amod_India pic.twitter.com/LSNmWMFTu8
During a search of the duo, two Chinese pistols, two magazines and 15 pistol rounds were recovered. They were immediately taken into custody, the spokesperson said.
The arrested accused were identified as Suhail Gulzar of Frestihar Kreeri and Waseem Ahmad Pata of Hudipora Rafiabad, both militant associates of LeT, he said.
A case has been registered against them under the Arms Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and an investigation is underway, he said.