A counter-insurgency operation was launched in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district after terrorists attacked an Army patrol party on Friday.
Security forces cordoned off the area around Saimooh village in Pulwama's Tral and search operations are currently underway.
Director general of Jammu and Kashmir Police S P Vaid confirmed that three terrorists are reportedly holed-up in the house and the gunfight was on till late.
As per latest reports, the exchange of fire between security forces and army was still ongoing.
On Tuesday, security forces called off a similar operation after Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists managed to flee during a gunbattle in the district's Hakripora area.
The operation had been disrupted by protesters who pelted stones at security personnel, which helped the terrorists make their escape.
There have been several instances of mobs indulging in stone-pelting on the forces to disrupt anti-militancy operations in Kashmir.
At times, the security forces have suffered casualties because of such incidents.
Some months back, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat had warned that stone-pelters would be treated as supporters of terrorists and dealt with accordingly.
Despite the warning, such incidents have continued taking place.