Anantnag encounter: At least three terrorists have been killed in the security operation which entered in its fourth day on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's (J&K) Anantnag.
According to reports, two more terrorists are hiding in the mountains of Gadole forests in Kokernag area of Anantnag. Security forces have tracked their (two terrorists) movements using drone surveillance.
The terrorists are hiding in a 10-15 feet long cave in the hilly region of Gadole forests.
Meanwhile, bodies of three terrorists have been spotted and located.
The joint security operation by Indian Army, J&K police and special commandos has been going on for over 93 hours.
The security forces have cordonned off the entire region and are tracking each and every movement of the two terrorists who are yet to be neutralised.
The Army's northern commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi reviewed the operational situation near the site of the gunfight.
Security forces have been chasing the terrorists, believed to be two or three in number, since Wednesday.
The drones and helicopters were deployed keep surveillance in the hilly terrain and pinpoint the locations of the terrorists in the forest in Gadole in the Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district, the officials said.
As the assault was resumed on Saturday morning, the security forces fired several mortar shells towards the forest, they said.
They said there were several cave-like hideouts in the forest area and drones were being used to pinpoint their locations to carry out attacks on them.
Drone footage showed a militant running for cover after one such hideout was hit by shells fired by security forces on Friday.
Lt Gen Dwivedi was briefed by the ground commanders on the high-intensity operations, in which hi-tech equipment is being used for surveillance and delivery of firepower, along with the high impact of precision fire being used by the forces.
With inputs from PTI