The operation is underway and further details are awaited.
The operation was conducted by the 36 Rashtriya Rifles (RR).
On July 17, security forces killed three terrorists in Anantnag district after an encounter. The three slain terrorists, all belonging to terrorist group Lashkar-e-taiba ( LeT) were identified as Shaukat Louhar, Mudassir and Zibran.
Mobile Internet services were also suspended last week to prevent the spreading of rumours in the valley.