Jammu: Three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants, including a Pakistani national, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday.
In another encounter in Anantnag, a policeman succumbed to injuries incurred during a gunfight with militants.
While one gun fight broke out in Kulgam district
, another took place in Anantnag district both in south Kashmir.
Acting on specific input about the presence of militants in Mirhama area of Kulgam district in south Kashmir district, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.
He said as the forces were conducting searches in the area, militants hiding in the area fired upon them.
The forces retaliated, ensuing a gunfight in which three militants were killed, the official said.
Inspector general of police, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the slain were affiliated with terror outfit JeM.
"Two local terrorists and one Pakistani terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit JeM killed. Search still going on. 01 M4 and 02 AK 47 rifles recovered. A big success," the IGP said in a tweet.
Around the same time, another gunfight took place in Nowgam Shahabad area of Dooru in neighbouring Anantnag.
In the initial firing, a police personnel was injured and he was shifted to hospital, the official added. The exchange of firing was going on, he said.
The policeman succumbed to injuries at a local hospital.