Two army personnel were injured in a gunfight with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said on Tuesday.
According to the officials, the encounter broke out between security forces and terrorists on Monday evening following a cordon and search operation in a forest area of the district.
About the encounter
Following information about suspicious movement, a joint team of the army and Jammu and Kashmir Police had cordoned off the Broh and Soom forest belts in the Kalakote area on Monday.
The terrorists fired at the troops in an attempt to break the cordon resulting in retaliatory fire, officials said.
In the gun battle, two army personnel were injured, a senior police officer told PTI. He said that they have been hospitalised and their condition is stable.
Two terrorists are believed to be inside the cordoned area, they said, adding reinforcements have been rushed to plug all possible escape routes, they said.