Srinagar, Feb 14: According to media reports three soldiers lost their lives on Tuesday morning after several rounds of firing were exchanged between security forces and terrorists in Hajin area of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir. The reports add that one terrorist was also killed in the gunbattle and four were believed to be holed up. The encounter is still underway.
Two army personnel injured during encounter b/w forces and terrorists in Hajin area of Bandipora district in J&K pic.twitter.com/yPYsLgKEBk— ANI (@ANI_news) February 14, 2017
According to IANS, security forces were fired at when they launched the operation in Parraypora village after a tip-off about holed-up militants.
Some media reports suggest that one terrorist was also killed in the encounter. However, nothing has been officially confirmed until now.
The firing was still on when last reports came in, a police officer told PTI.
On Sunday, two jawans were martyred and four Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists were shot down during an encounter in south Kashmir's Kulgam area.