Two terrorists were killed and three soldiers, including an Indian Army Major, injured in an encounter with security forces in Jammu-Kashmir’s Anantnag.

According to reports, the injured soldiers belong to the 19 Rashtriya Rifles.

“The three injured have been shifted to a hospital and some militants were still engaged in the ensuing gunfight,” the police said.

The encounter began when terrorists fired on a team of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police personnel who had launched a cordon and search operation in Bidoora village in Achabal area following information of the presence of terrorists.

Police said that the bodies of the terrorists have been recovered and their identities are being ascertained.

This is the second major incident of terrorists getting killed at the hands of security forces. On Friday, two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists had been killed in an encounter in the Braobandana village of Pulwama district in South Kashmir.

Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that weapons and warlike stores have been recovered in the operation.

Police said that both terrorists were wanted for killing of a policeman, a civilian and other terror activities.

The slain terrorists were identified as Irfan Ahmad Degu alias Abu Zarar of Naina Litter Pulwama and Tasaduk Amin Shah of Kadlabal Pampore.

Security forces have launched a massive hunt for terrorists in the South Kashmir in view of the Amarnath pilgrimage that will begin on 1 July.

There were reports that some Pakistani terrorists have taken shelter in areas close to the pilgrimage route.