One army personnel was martyred, while another sustained injuries in the ongoing encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district early Tuesday. Two terrorists have also been gunned down in the operation.
The slain militants are said to be associated with the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group.
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One militant of the JeM, Sajjad Bhat, has been identified to be the terrorist who's car was used in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, which claimed the lives of nearly 40 soldiers.
According to police sources, the security forces had received inputs about the presence of militants in the area.
Troops of Rashtriya Rifles and special operations group of state police started a cordon and search operation in Waghama village of Anantnag to nab the holed up terrorists.
"Hiding militants fired at the surrounding security forces triggering an encounter. Intermittent firing exchanges are now going on", police sources said.
An army major identified as Ketan Sharma belonging to Meerut Cant (Uttar Pradesh) and a militant were killed in a gunfight in Bidoora village of Anantnag district yesterday.
Three soldiers including a major were injured in Bidoora gunfight.
Video: Army Major critically injured in Anantnag encounter