"Encounter at Khiram Srigufara on, two terrorists down, firing still continues. Unfortunate we lost one colleague of J&K Police,' Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid Tweeted.
In another tweet, the DGP said the militants were reportedly from the ISJK. "Terrorists reportedly affiliated to ISJK,' Vaid said.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khiram in Srigufwara area of the south Kashmir district this morning after receiving specific intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.
He said the search operation turned into a gunfight after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated. The gunfight was going on when last reports came in, the official said.
He said clashes broke out near the encounter site as a group of youth started pelting stones on the forces who are engaged in the operation. Security forces used force on the protestors and several civilians have suffered injuries, the official said. Further details were awaited. -- PTI
Image: Director General of Police S P Vaid.
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