Srinagar: In the second major encounter in north Kashmir in two days, security forces killed four terrorists in the woods of Rafiabad in Baramulla district.

Defence spokesperson Rajesh Kalia confirmed the news when contacted by MyNation. “The operation is going on,” he added.

On Wednesday, a para commando of the Army identified as Naresh Chander Bhutt was injured in the gun battle that broke out after a joint team of Army's 32 Rashtriya Rifles and 9 Para commandos launched a cordon-and-search operation in the dense woods in the upper reaches of Rafiabad. 

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“Encounter going on in Dooniwari forest area of Police Station Dangiwacha Sopore, report of presence of 5 militants. Wish success to our boys,” Jammu and Kashmir director of general of police SP Vaid said on Twitter.

Meanwhile, an intelligence agency has warned that Pakistan-based terror groups Lashkar-a-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad are planning to launch attacks on the security forces ahead of Independence Day.

On Tuesday, four Army personnel, including one Major and three soldiers, were killed while trying to prevent terrorists from infiltrating into north Kashmir’s Gurez. Two terrorists were also killed in the encounter. The deceased were identified as Major KP Rane, hawaldars Jamie Singh and Vikramjeet and rifleman Mandeep.