Two soldiers and a terrorist were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, police said.
Earlier in the day, a joint team of the police, CRPF and the army cordoned off the Chermarg Zainapora area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about presence of terrorists.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
Two soldiers of 1 RR battalion who recieved gun shot injuries were moved to the hospital where they died later.
The identity of the killed terrorist has not been ascertained so far.