New Delhi, Nov 14:An Army jawan was killed and a policeman left injured during an encounter that broke out between terrorists and security forces in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. The security forces  gunned down three terrorists in a fierce retaliation. The operation is currently underway.

Earlier in the day, the Special Operations Group (SOG) Kulgam and 9 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) of the Army cordoned off Nowbug Kund, Qazigund area of Kulgam following specific information about presence of militants. While searches were intensified towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon security forces triggering an encounter.

Another encounter started in the Lam forest area of Tral in the Awantipora district. The Jammu and Kashmir Police and 42 Rashtriya Rifles are retaliating strongly and effectively.

Both encounters are still on.

(With inputs from agencies)