Jammu and Kashmir: Army major injured in ongoing encounter in Anantnag

File photo. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 17, 2019, 08.15 AM (IST)

An exchange of fire is underway between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, news agency ANI reported.

One army major has been injured in an ongoing encounter with the terrorists. Few terrorists are believed to be trapped in the area. 

The search operation is underway.

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Acting on credible inputs about the presence of terrorists in Achabal area of the south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there this morning, the official said.

He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired on the forces, who retaliated.

Few days earlier, two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district.