Highlights Six terrorists and one solider lost their lives in the operation.
According to defence spokesman Colonel Kalia, the group affiliation of the slain militants is not yet clear.
Weapons and war-like stores have vbeen recovered from the site of the encounter. In a major breakthrough, the security forces on Sunday morning killed at least six terrorists in an encounter in Kapran Batagund area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said a soldier also lost his life in the operation.
Two terrorists are still believed to be hiding in the area and efforts are on to flush them out.
The bodies of six slain terrorists have been recovered from the encounter site and a massive combing and search operation is currently underway in the area.
The security forces are also trying to ascertain the identities of the slain terrorists.
News agency ANI had earlier reported that two to three terrorists were reportedly holed up in the area and efforts were on to neutralise them.
Today’s anti-terror operation comes days after the security forces killed at least six terrorists in an encounter in the Anantnag district. A large cache of arms and ammunition were also recovered from the custody of slain terrorists.
One of the terrorists identified as Azad Ahmad Malik, who was allegedly involved in the murder of journalist Shujaat Bukhari, was also killed in the operation.
Malik was being investigated for the murder of ‘Shujaat Bukhari.’
Earlier on November 18, two terrorists were killed in an encounter between terrorists and security forces at Rebban area of Zainapora village in Shopian district.
The encounter took place a day after the terrorists abducted and killed a 19-year-old teenager.