ANANTNAG: A security personnel and two terrorists were killed in a gunbattle in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.
Based on a credible input about the presence of terrorists in Bijbehara area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation this morning.
As per the report, the searches turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.
A jawan was injured in the gun battle and succumbed to death at a hospital.
On Monday, an Army major was killed and another officer and two troopers were injured in an encounter with terrorists in the district's Achabal area. A terrorist was also neutralised.
The forces have recovered weapons and warlike stores from the encounter site. The exchange of fire was going on when last reports came in.