Jammu,(Agencies): A fierce gunbattle broke out today between top Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and security forces near the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban District where three militants are still holed up.
 
Acting on a tip off,police and Army troops launched a cordon and search operation close to the highway at Manjote-Nachlana belt,150 kms from here, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Ramban-Doda  Kishtwar range, Maneesh Sinha told.

 A fierce gunbattle broke out between the militants and the security forces, which was on when the reports last came in, he said.

Three militants are still holed up in the area, he said.

As per the reports,top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Kari Zubair is also holed up in the gunfight.