Baramulla: An encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists in Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday night (August 20). According to authorities, it is the first gunfight reported since the abrogation of Article 370 from the erstwhile state.

The police say that the area has been cordoned off. The area is being searched for the presence of other terrorists before it can be declared safe.

Keeping Pakistan's sponsoring of terror in Kashmir in mind, security presence in Jammu and Kashmir has been stepped up and stringent restrictions put in place since August 5 when the centre scrapped provisions of Article 370.

In an interview with news agency Press Trust of India last week, Director General of Police Dilbag Singh said, "Our counterinsurgency unit is maintaining pressure to keep terrorists at bay and definitely we have been able to do it."

To disturb peace in the region, Pakistani troops have also been violating the ceasefire and targeting forward posts and villages along the Line of Control or LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army has been giving a "fitting reply" to Pakistani troops along the LoC.