Three unidentified militants were killed and two armed forces personnel were wounded in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian town on Thursday.
Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation at Baba Mohalla following information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.
Militants opened fire on the forces, who retaliated. Two armed forces personnel sustained injuries in the initial firing, the official said.
Three militants were killed in the retaliatory firing by the forces, he said, adding that the identity and group affiliation of the slain militants were being ascertained.
In the ongoing operation, Police said that the chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind, Imtiyaz Shah, alias Ghazi Khalid, has been trapped, adding that the operation is going on in the area.
Kashmir Zone Police in a tweet stated that the operation is going on in the area while the chief of a militant outfit has got trapped.
Both the injured troopers have been shifted to 92 Base hospital for treatment.