A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP)-rank police officer, a soldier, and three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists were killed and six persons, including three civilians, were injured in an encounter in Kulgam on Sunday.
Three security personnel, including a Major-rank officer, were injured in the encounter, which started on Sunday afternoon.
Three civilians, two of whom sustained bullet injuries, were injured in the clashes near the encounter site, said an official on the condition of anonymity.
The Kulgam encounter was the second major operation against the JeM since February 14 when a suicide car bombing killed 40 CRPF jawans in Pulwama. Earlier, three JeM terrorists, including an ‘operational commander’ were killed in Pulwama.