Srinagar: Two armymen, including a major, were martyred while one jawan reportedly injured after terrorists open-fired on a patrol party of security forces at Imam Sahab area of South Kashmir`s Shopian district on Thursday morning.
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.
During the search operation, the terrorists fired upon the party in which three armymen were injured. The injured were rushed to the Army hospital in Srinagar, where two of them, including the major, died of their injuries, police said.
In a separate incident, two militants were killed in a brief encounter with the security forces in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district last night, said the police.
On Tuesday, LeT chief commander Abu Dujana of Pakistan along with his accomplice Arif were killed in an encounter with security forces at Hakripora village in Jammu and Kashmir`s Pulwama district.