1 militant killed in gunfight between militants and joint forces, 2 still holed up

Aasif Suhaf, Srinagar, August 24:  Vihloo Kokernag Encounter update: A gunfight erupted between the security forces and militants on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district and one militant is killed during a fierce gunfight between militants and joint forces.  Two are still believed to be still holding up, few houses damaged, clashes erupted in the area. In the meantime operation is going on, sources informed News24.Earlier in the day, an encounter started between militants and forces at Vihloo Kokernag in South Kashmir.Upon receiving a tip-off about the holed-up militants, the security forces cordoned off Gadole village in Kokernag area."As the cordon was tightened, the militants fired at the security forces triggering the ongoing gunfight," police sources said.Up to three militants were reported to be hiding in the village. The mobile internet services in the district have been have suspended as a precautionary measure.