He said a brief exchange of firing took place between the two sides after a contact with the militants was established.
The encounter between security forces and three terrorists started around 10 am on Thursday is still continuing.
General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army's Srinagar-based 15 Corps, Lt Gen K J S Dhillon also appealed the parents to stop their children from joining militant ranks.
The militants opened fire on the security personnel during a cordon-and-search operation, who retaliated, triggering a gun-battle.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Turigam area of Kulgam district following information about presence of some militants there, a police official said.
Addressing a 'Vijay Sankalp Sammelan', the spoke about various issues, including the resolve of the Modi government to fight militancy.
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The PDP president appealed to Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to take action against police officials involved in the incident.
Bodies of both the teenagers were laid to rest in their native places on Monday and people in large numbers attended the funeral. Over 150 young boys from Kashmir have joined militancy this year. The
Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said initiatives taken by the government and security forces had resulted in a drop in the number of local youths being radicalised and taking to militancy over the last few months
A police spokesperson said a special team was constituted to investigate surge in militant attacks in Tral in which civilians and security forces were targeted and created an atmosphere of panic.
Bilal Sofi (17), a resident of Khanyar locality in downtown Srinagar, was pursuing graduation from Greater Noida's Sharda University.