Four security personnel, including an officer, have died during an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district today. Sources say a terrorist, who was presumed dead, emerged from the rubble of a destroyed house and started firing which took the security personnel by surprise.
Officials sources say an Inspector of the Central Reserve Police Force or CRPF, a jawan and two policemen of the J&K Police died after firing resumed during an anti-terrorism operation in Kralgund village of Langate area of the district.
There was a break in firing several times during the day but terrorists would start firing as soon as the security forces advanced towards the house where they were hiding, officials said.
Two terrorists were killed in the encounter, security forces said.
Information about the presence of the terrorists in the area was received late on Thursday, following which the early morning raid was conducted.
Four people were also injured in clashes between a group of youngsters and security personnel near the encounter site, officials said.
With inputs from agencies