Srinagar (J&K) : A jawan has been martyred in an ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. A 19RR constable, identified as Nasheen, was critically injured during initial exchange of fire during the encounter in Vatnar Kokernag area of ‚Äč‚ÄčAnantnag.

A senior police officer said that he was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The encounter started after a joint team of police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on specific information about the presence of terrorists in the area.

As soon as the joint team of security forces reached the suspected spot, the terrorists opened fire on them, following which an encounter broke out, an official said.