“The forces fired mortar shells on the terrain where they believe the terrorists are hiding, based on drone surveillance,” the officials said.
The security forces have maintained a tight cordon in the area, they added.
Colonel Manpreet Singh, commanding officer of the 19 Rashtriya Rifles unit of the Army, Major Ashish Dhonchak, Deputy Superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat and a soldier were killed in an encounter with the terrorists at Gadole in the Kokernag area of the south Kashmir district on Wednesday morning.
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