New Delhi :
Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have gunned down a militant during an encounter between with terrorists in Hajin area of Bandipora district. Unfortunately, the army also lost 3 brave security personnel during the gun-battle.
The encounter which started early in the morning around 7 am is the second such clash after four days when four militants and two army personnel were killed in a similar encounter in the Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
According to a report from ANI, Security forces had fired tear smoke shells and several live rounds to disperse the protesters but in vain, the official said. The officials said 19 people were injured in the security forces' action. One of the four who suffered bullet injuries succumbed.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of the district this morning following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, the official said.
He said while the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering an encounter.
The firing was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.
The search operations was still in progress as security forces suspect that some militants might have managed to escape to nearby areas, the official added.
Two army personnel injured during encounter b/w forces and terrorists in Hajin area of Bandipora district in J&K pic.twitter.com/yPYsLgKEBk
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 14, 2017