An Army Major injured in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag succumbed to his injuries on Monday, 17 June.
Earlier, two militants were killed and three soldiers were injured in a gunfight in the Anantnag district.
The encounter broke out when the security forces, acting on credible inputs about the presence of militants in the Achabal area of the south Kashmir district, launched a cordon and search operation in the area this morning, the official told PTI.
He said that the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired on the forces, who retaliated.
According to IANS, the bodies of the slain militants were recovered and their identities were being ascertained, the police added.
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