A gunfight broke out between the terrorists and security forces in the Baskuchan area of South Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said on Sunday. One terrorist was killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces.

"Encounter has started at Baskuchan area of Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job," police said. "One terrorist killed. Search operation going on."

Gunfight breaks out in J&K's Shopian
Gunfight breaks out in J&K's ShopianIANS

The encounter started after a joint team of police and security forces got an input about the presence of terrorists in that area.

After the security forces cordoned off the area, the terrorists hiding there started firing drawing retaliation by the security forces.

There have been a series of encounters between the terrorists and security forces across Kashmir in the recent past in which many terrorists have been eliminated.

(With inputs from IANS)