Srinagar | Jagran News Desk: An Army Major was killed and three soldiers while another officer and two troopers were injured in an encounter with militants in south Kashmir today. The gunfight took place in the Achabal area in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

A Major-rank officer was killed while another officer of the same rank and two soldiers were injured. The injured were rushed to the 92 base hospital of the Army in Srinagar.

Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area this morning. The search operation led to a gunfight after the militants fired on the forces.

The encounter comes days after five CRPF personnel were killed in an attack by two terrorists, believed to be from Jaish-e-Mohammed group, in Anantnag district of South Kashmir.

In the gunfight, one terrorist was killed while another is believed to have escaped.

Though Al-Umar Mujahideen, a defunct terror group, has claimed responsibility for the strike, officials, however, said that it was a handiwork of Jaish-e-Mohammed.

Posted By: Abhinav Gupta