Srinagar: Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were on Sunday injured in heavy stone-pelting in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir after five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces. As per reports, the search operation is currently underway in Kellam Devsar area.

The bodies of all five terrorists killed in the encounter have been recovered. However, their identities are yet to be ascertained.

The encounter broke out in the morning as terrorists fired upon a joint team of Indian Army’s Rashtriya Rifle, SOG Kulgam and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel during a cordon and search operation in the area after receiving inputs about the presence of ultras.

Meanwhile, the mobile internet services have been suspended in the area.

Earlier this month, a self styled district commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit was killed in a brief encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of the state.

The encounter broke out when a joint patrolling party of army and police was fired upon by terrorists at Chakoora area of Pulwama district.

The terrorist, identified as Irfan Ahmed Sheikh, was affiliated with LeT and was known as district commander of the outfit for Pulwama.

“Irfan Sheikh had a long history of terror crimes for which several terror cases were registered against him. He was involved in conspiring and executing several terror attacks on security establishments in the area including grenade attacks,” a police spokesman revealed.