Srinagar: Two terrorists were on Sunday gunned down in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.
The encounter operation is ongoing in Bandipora's Mir Mohalla of the Hajin area. Although the firing has stopped, heavy stone pelting is underway.
"As the security forces came close to the hiding militants, they were fired at triggering the gunfight.
"The victim was a member of the police's special operations group. He succumbed to his injuries at an Army base hospital in Srinagar.
"The encounter is ongoing and two to three militants are believed to be trapped," a police official said.
While the troops of 45 Bn Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in collaboration with the Special Operations Group (SOG) and 13 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) was carrying out a cordon and search operation (CASO) in the region, the encounter broke out.
Nine para military and other security forces are jointly carrying out the operation.
Earlier on October 22, one terrorist was killed in an encounter with the security forces in Ananwan Hajin in the Handwara of North Kashmir.
Further details are awaited.
(With inputs from agencies)