Two terrorists including Naveed Jatt, who was involved in the assassination of senior journalist Shujaat Bukhari were gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam on Wednesday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kuthpora area of Budgam in the morning, following information about presence of terrorists there, a police official said.
The terrorists opened fire towards the security forces who were carrying out searches, he said.
The firing was retaliated by the forces, leading to a gun battle, the official said, adding there was no report of any injury or casualty.
The authorities have snapped internet services in Budgam as a precautionary measure.
Jatt, a Pakistani who had escaped from police custody at a Srinagar hospital on February 6, had killed Bukhari along with two other terrorists on June 14.
The editor-in-chief of English daily Rising Kashmir, Bukhari was shot dead by militants when he came out of his office in Press Enclave and was boarding his car. Two of his security guards were also killed in the incident.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbagh Singh said that they would write to the Ministry of Home Affairs to inform Pakistan to take the body of Jatt.
Meanwhile, two CRPF personnel were injured in stone-pelting while the Budgam encounter, news agency ANI reported.