Chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGuH) terror outfit has been trapped while three unidentified terrorists have been killed by the security forces in an ongoing encounter at Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said in the evening.

According to police, the person killed in the encounter has been identified as Alkar, the brother of the main accused Moti Dhimar.

The government of India stands firm and resolute in taking all necessary measures to safeguard its national security in the fight against terrorism, said sources.

Defence spokesperson informed that the militants trying to infiltrate were intercepted by a patrol party of the Army and contact with them was established. In an exchange of firing, one militant was killed, said the spokesperson. An AK rifle and two bags were recovered from the site.

A joint operation of the security forces was launched yesterday evening based on police inputs. Kashmir Zone Police said that the encounter was underway.

Two terrorists have been shot dead in an encounter in a village in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district.

The encounter broke out at Samboora area of Awantipora. "Total two terrorists have been neutralised in the operation," Jammu and Kashmir police said.

The operation, which was launched by the security forces in the morning today, is in progress.

According to sources, JCO Rajwinder Singh, a resident of Punjab's Amritsar, lost his life in the ceasefire violation by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LOC).

On Friday, two unidentified terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kiloora area of Shopian district, police said.