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05 December 2017, 02:34 | Myrtle Vega
Terrorists attack Army convoy in J&K's Qazigund, gun battle currently underway
"(An) army convoy on its way to Srinagar fired at by terrorists near Qazigund area at 1240 hrs.
Two militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter that raged after Lashkar-e-Toiba militants attacked an army convoy at Qazigund area on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir's Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
He said another soldier was injured in the firefight.
Director General of Police (DGP) DR S P Vaid said dead bodies of two militants have been recovered and search operation was still going on.
A civilian was also injured in the firefight, which ensued after militants attacked an Army convoy, said Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.
People assembling at gunfight sites in support of militants and attacking government forces with stones has evolved as a new phenomenon of resistance in the region. In ensuing encounter, another Army jawan was injured, the police said.
"The security personnel encircled a house, where the militants had taken refuge".
While the encounter was underway, officials said, a large crowd of local residents tried to disrupt the operation.
However, army chased the militants, who took refuge inside a residential house and fired upon them, triggering a fierce gunfight.
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