With ceasefire ended, the security forces got embroiled in an encounter where four of the terrorists have so far been neutralized.
The local terrorists affiliated to the global Islamic terror group ISIS were reportedly involved in the encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag.
This was confirmed by the state police chief SP Vaid as well.
Sources informed that the encounter itself began at around 5.30 am and the gun-battle, second since the ceasefire was called off in the Valley on Sunday, has so far also claimed the lives of a policeman and a civilian.
It is said that operation is still ongoing.
Preliminary information indicated that the terrorists were holed up inside a house in the south Kashmir district.
It is also learnt that the owner of the house where they were hiding died in the crossfire.
Meanwhile, the internet services have been suspended in Srinagar and Anantnag.>