Srinagar, Sep 27: A soldier attained martyrdom and a militant was killed in an encounter which ensued during Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir's Anantnag district in the wee hours on Thursday, official sources said.
Security forces and Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police launched a CASO in Dooru in Anantnag district in the wee hours early this morning.
When the security forces were moving towards a particular area, they came under heavy fire from militants hiding there.
Security forces also retaliated, ensuing in an encounter, they said, adding that as per initial reports, a militant was killed.
A soldier was also martyred, they added and said the operation was going on when the reports last came in.
Authorities, meanwhile, suspended internet service as a precautionary measure. (UNI)