Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 14 (NT): An Army personnel and two militants have been killed so far in a continuing encounter at the forest area of north Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday as ANI reported.
The identity and group association of the two terrorist is being found out, an official said.
The army personnel sustained serious bullet injuries during the operation. Later, he was immediately taken to a military hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
"The operation was launched last week when the militants and the government forces exchanged brief gunfight in Raynar forests adjacent to Panar area. The operation with the help of additional reinforcement continued and entered on sixth straight day today," the officer said as quoted by ANI.
He asserted that during the period, irregular firing was also reported in the area.
"Operation is still going on to trace out the other hiding militants," the officer further said.
This comes after militants on Wednesday fired upon a Special Police Officer of Jammu and Kashmir police in Shopian's Katho Halan area.
On a related note two police personnel were killed and three others were wounded in a terrorist attack in J-K's Pulwama district on Tuesday.