The encounter comes two days after the death of LeT chief commander Abu Dujana
Two army men of Indian army, including a major, were martyred while three soldiers reportedly injured after terrorist’s open-fired on a patrol party of security forces at Imam Sahab area of South Kashmir`s Shopian district on Thursday morning.
The injured army men were immediately airlifted to 92 base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment area, where Major Pandey and Sepoy Tanzin later succumbed to their injuries.
Some of army’s soldiers including Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepoy Kripal Singh were injured in the attack.
During the search operation, the terrorists fired upon the search party, injuring the three army personnel. About 2 to 3 militants are reportedly holed up in the area.
In an individual incident, two militants were killed in a brief encounter with the security forces in south Kashmir's Kulgam district.
Suspecting presence of terrorists, the Indian Army and the police launched a cordon and search operation at the Sugan village of Shopian district. In this incident two militants were killed in an encounter with the security forces in Gopalpora area of Kulgam Thursday morning.
one of the slain militants was involved in an attack on a bank cash van in the district on May 1 this year in which five policemen and two bank guards were killed.
The forces group have found two weapons from the area of the encounter, the official said.