A civilian and an Army jawan were killed and two security forces personnel injured in an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces in Khudwani area of south Kashmir's Kulgam in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the district's Khudwani area on Tuesday night, following information about presence of militants there, the officials said.
Three security force personnel were injured in the initial exchange of firing. Later one of them succumbed to injuries at a hospital, the officials said.
Local residents started pelting security personnel with stones, leading to clashes, they said, adding that some civilians were injured.
Meanwhile, mobile internet services have been suspended in Kulgam and Anantnag districts to avoid any untoward incident. Train services on Srinagar-Banihal route have also been suspended as a precautionary measure.
On Tuesday, two Army jawans were killed in heavy mortar shelling and firing by Pakistani troops along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Rifleman Vinod Singh and Jaki Sharma were severely injured in the firing and later succumbed to their injuries.
“Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars from 1715 hours in Sunderbani sector along the Line of Control (LoC) on Monday night,” a defence spokesman was quoted as saying by PTI.