Two militants and an Army jawan were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district today, officials said.

A defence spokesman in Srinagar said, “Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing operation in Panar forest area of Bandipora district (in north Kashmir).”

He also said that a soldier also lost his life in the operation.

A search operation was initiated in the area earlier this week after an Army patrol team were fired at by militants.

On Wednesday, four Border Security Force personnel, including an assistant commandant, were killed as Pakistan Rangers once again broke the ceasefire pact and targeted Indian positions in Ramgarh sector of Jammu division with mortar shelling.

A BSF spokesman identified the martyred BSF personnel as Assistant Commandant Jitender Singh, Sub-Inspector Rajneesh, Assistant Sub-Inspector Ramniwas and Constable Hansraj.

The high trajectory weapons firing by Pakistan Rangers started in the Ramgarh sector in Samba district of Jammu around 9.40 pm on Tuesday, said the spokesman, adding that the BSF strongly retaliated to the unprovoked firing but lost four of its personnel.

Three severely injured BSF personnel have been taken to hospital for treatment.

All the martyred and injured jawans belonged to the 62 battalion of BSF.