Anantnag: Two terrorists were reportedly neutralised and a soldier was martyred in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag on Tuesday morning.
According to police officials, one more terrorist is believed to be still hiding inside a building in the area. All of them are suspected to terrorists of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
The operation was launched based on intelligence inputs that some terrorists could be hiding in the area. The operation soon turned into an encounter after the terrorists opened fire at the forces.
The encounter comes a day after an Army vehicle was targeted with an improvised explosive device in Pulwama, where a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) was attacked by a suicide bomber of the JeM in February.
In another encounter on Monday, an Army Major was martyred and three soldiers were injured in Anantnag.
Defence Minister @rajnathsingh and Army Chief General Bipin Rawat to pay homage to Major Ketan Sharma who lost his life in an encounter with terrorists in Anantnag, J&K on Monday. pic.twitter.com/UX8ubHfvrz
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat will pay tribute to Major Ketan Sharma, who died in the encounter in Anantnag on Monday.