An unidentified militant was killed in the encounter, which was underway when reports last came in, he added.
The exchange of fire is going on, the official said, adding there were no reports of any casualty on either side so far.
Based on specific inputs, several suspects were arrested and leads were developed, resulting in the busting of the terror module operating in the Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district.
Punjab’s Special Director General of Police (Railways) Sanjeev Kalra acknowledged the two letters were received by the railway authorities.
Ashiq Ahmed Nengroo, a dreaded commander of banned outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, was designated as a terrorist by the Centre.
Four terrorists, including Pakistani commander of JeM, killed, 1 held in separate encounters in J&K: Police
The encounters took place in Pulwama, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts of Kashmir Valley, a police spokesman said.
IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said security forces had launched anti-militancy operations at 4-5 locations in the Valley yesterday evening.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police said it arrested four terrorist associates in Pulwama district and busted a module of JeM outfit.
Earlier, the Foreign Office said that 'Pakistan reiterates its resolve to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity at all costs.'
India hits out at Pakistan at UN, says perpetrators of Mumbai, Pathankot, Pulwama terror attacks enjoying State support
Counsellor in India's Permanent Mission Rajesh Parihar began his remarks to the open briefing of the Counter-Terrorism Committee recalled the Pulwama attacks on February 14 2019.
The report says the dreaded Islamic State terrorist group aims to position itself as the chief rejectionist force in Afghanistan, expands into neighbouring Central and South Asian countries.
The gunfights, which broke out on Saturday night, took place in Pulwama and Budgam districts of the Kashmir valley.
He said this at the International Counter-Terrorism Conference, organised by the Global Counter-Terrorism Council.
A JeM terrorist and a policeman were killed and five people, including three soldiers, injured in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam.
Shaikh visited the locality where the RSS headquarters is situated in Mahal area on July 14 but walked away after seeing heavy police deployment there, the official claimed.
The encounter broke out in Budgam's Zolwa village late on Thursday, a police official said.
According to police, 168 militants are active in Kashmir and of them, 83 are foreigners and 85 locals.
The three ultras were killed in the encounter at Pantha Chowk on the outskirts of Srinagar city, a police official said.
The deceased militants were identified as Mohammad Shafi Dar and Uzair Ahmad (both locals) and Shahid alias Shahzaid, a Pakistani militant, who was among the most wanted militants in J&K.
With this, the number of ultras killed in two gunfights in south Kashmir, which broke out on Wednesday night, has risen to six.