Srinagar: Four terrorists were killed and an army officer injured in a fierce gunfight between security forces and holed up terrorists on Sunday in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Also Read - Three Lashkar-e-Taiba Terrorists Killed in Encounter Between Militants and Security Forces in J&K's Anantnag

Police said four terrorists have been killed in the encounter between holed up terrorists and the security forces in Guddar village of Kulgam district. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir Admin Announces Complete Lockdown In 11 districts Amid Spike In COVID Cases

“An army officer sustained injury in the operation. He has been shifted to hospital for treatment. Also Read - Complete Corona Curfew Imposed in Jammu and Kashmir Till Monday Morning

“Exact identities of the slain terrorists are being ascertained. One of them has so far been identified as a local”, police said.

After receiving specific information about a group of terrorists hiding in Guddar village, security forces including the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), special operations group (SOG) of local police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had launched a cordon and search operation in the village in Kulgam district.

As the security forces closed in on the hiding terrorists, they came under heavy automatic gunfire after which an encounter broke out which has now ended, but searches are still going on in the area, police said.