Two Army men, including a major, were killed and another jawan was injured when militants opened fire on a search party of security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir.
A cordon and search operation was launched by Army in Zaipora area of Shopian during the night following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
He said during the search operation, the militants fired upon the party in which three army personnel were injured.
The injured were taken to Army’s 92 base hospital here, where two of them, including a major, succumbed, the official said, adding that the other Jawan is undergoing treatment.
In a separate encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam, two terrorists were eliminated by security forces at Gopalpura village. 2 AK47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists.
“Encounter lasted half an hour, eliminated 2 Hizb-ul-Mujahideen terrorists who were involved in many cases,” Shridhar Patil, SSP Kulgam said.
Earlier, fresh protests erupted in Valley on Tuesday after the encounter of LeT terrorist Abu Dujana.
Thousands of Kashmiris hit the streets and started pelting stones on security forces. After the violent protests, authorities on Wednesday imposed restrictions in parts of south Kashmir and the government has ordered the closure of all educational institutions in the valley on Wednesday to avoid escalation of street protests.
Top Lashkar-i-Toiba commander Abu Dujana, a category A+++ terrorist was killed on Tuesday along with his associate in an encounter with government forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.