Earlier, a source in CRPF said that two to three terrorists are believed to be trapped at the site of ongoing encounter in Anantnag.
"Encounter has started at Shalgul forest area of Srigufwara #Anantnag. Police and Army are on the job. Further details shall follow," the Kashmir Zone police said in a tweet.
Officials said that a cordon and search operation in Zanigam village turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions.
National Conference additional spokesperson Sarah Shah said the versions of people and family pertaining to the killing of the three at an encounter site in Srinagar suburb are contradictory.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wanigam Payeen in Kreeri area of Baramulla district following information about the presence of militants in the area.
Police sources said that militants travelling in a vehicle, which was on its way from Jammu to Srinagar, fired on the security personnel near the Toll Plaza at Ban area.
An encounter broke out on Tuesday between security forces and militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The security forces have launched a joint operation at Noorpora in the district's Awantipora area on the basis of inputs provided by police, it said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian following information about the presence of militants there
Security forces launched a search operation at Sugan village in Zainapora area following information about the presence of militants there
In the exchange of fire, a militant was killed, the official said, adding the identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra is being ascertained.
The Kashmir zone police had tweeted yesterday stating, "Encounter has started at Chrar-i-Sharief area of Budgam. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow."
An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir early Tuesday.
On Monday, two terrorists were gunned down by security forces in the encounter after they carried out an attack on the joint naka party in Kreeri area, in which two CRPF men and a policeman were kille
During the search operation, militants hiding in the area fired at the troops.