New Delhi: Two persons including a special police officer (SPO) and a civilian have been killed on Wednesday after being critically injured as terrorists opened fire during an encounter in Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. Also Read - Unlock 2021: Jammu And Kashmir Eases Covid Curbs in THESE 8 Districts. Full List of Relaxations Here

Militants opened fire on a police party at Warpora in Sopore area this evening, resulting in injuries to SPO Wajid Ahmad and an unidentified civilian, the officials said. Also Read - BREAKING: 2 Cops, 2 Civilians Killed in Terrorist Attack in Jammu And Kashmir's Sopore

The area has been cordoned off by security officials and a search operation is currently underway. Also Read - JKBOSE Exams 2021: Class 11, 12 Board Exams Cancelled; Details About Results Will be Out Soon

Meanwhile, an encounter is still underway between security forces and terrorists in Budgam. According to reports, a cordon and search operation (CASO) was launched in Zenipora village by a joint army and police team on Wednesday evening but came under fire from the hiding militants. The security forces retaliated, setting off the gunfight.

There have been reports of intermittent firing from both sides.

This is breaking news, more details awaited.