The slain terrorists have been identified as Sajid and Bilal, said Zonal police headquarter Jammu Zone of Jammu and Kashmir Police in a release.

It was found that the terrorists were planning a "major attack" on the anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack, sources said

According to officials, the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was closed in view of the encounter. Security has also been tightened in the Nagrota area.

The BJP leader, however, expressed confidence in the people of the state who know "which party to vote for" even if all other parties collectively contest against the BJP.

A brief exchange of fire had occurred between the troops and terrorists at 6 am, the CRPF said. 

French Mirage fighter jets and drones bombarded the region, which has become the refuge of Al-Qaeda militants and jihadists. More than 50 Islamic terrorists were killed in the attack by French air force.

According to the data, South Kashmir has seen the maximum number of encounters where a total of 138 terrorists were eliminated till October.

New Delhi:  The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday designated 18 more individuals as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention)...

Usha Thakur, a minister for tourism and culture in Shivraj Singh Chouhan government in Madhya Pradesh said that all terrorists are raised in madrasas, they had turned J&K into a terror factory. Madrasas which can't comply with nationalism, they should be merged with existing education system to ensure complete progress of the society.

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