Six terrorists were killed in an encounter in Arampora village in Awantipora area of the south Kashmir district on Saturday morning following specific intelligence input about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting searches, militants fired upon them, triggering the encounter.
Huge amount of arms and ammunition have been recovered by security forces from the terror hideout, news agency reported.
The latest encounter comes nearly a week after three militants, including top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Zahoor Thoker, were killed and a soldier was martyred in Pulwama. Seven civilians were also killed in separate clashes in the neighbouring Sirnoo village.