New Delhi: An encounter between security forces and militants began on Sunday morning in Drugmulla area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to reports, two-three terrorists are believed to be holed up in the area. The army and J&K police are conducting a joint search operation to flush out the terrorists.

The encounter is underway.

The inputs from intelligence and J&K police Special Operations Group suggest that the terrorists had crossed the Line of Control (LoC) few days ago and were planning to launch an attack on the army convoy.

The priority of the security forces is to avoid the collateral damage as the militants are hiding in a residential area.

(More details are awaited)