Official sources told UNI this morning that intermittent firing continued during the night between militants who have entered a local mosque and security forces in the densely populated Jan Mohalla in the main town Shopian.
They said senior Army and police officials are camping in the area and monitoring the operation against the militants who refused to surrender and continued firing on security forces.
Troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), CRPF and Special Operation Group (SOP) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a CASO on Thursday evening following a tip off about presence of militants at Jan Mohalla, Shopian main town. However, CASO turned into an encounter when militants hiding there opened fire on security forces.
They said militants were firing from the mosque on security forces deployed in the area.
This morning three unidentified militants were killed and three soldiers were injured who have been admitted to 92 Base hospital Srinagar.
Two more militants killed in the encounter, he said adding searches in the area were going on.
All roads in the Shopian town have been closed and people were asked to remain indoor. Shops and other business establishments in the town remained closed and traffic suspended since the CASO was launched.
Security forces remained deployed in strength in the entire town to prevent any demonstration. (UNI)