Srinagar: An Army officer and a Police officer were injured as an encounter broke out between militants and government forces in Gadole area of Kokernag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag on Wednesday.

Reports reaching GNS that a joint team of Police and army launched a cordon and search operation in Kokernag.

A top police officer told GNS that during the initial exchange of fire one army officer and a police officer received a bullet wound injury. Both have been immediately shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment.

As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces, triggering off a gunfight.

A senior police officer also confirmed to GNS about the exchange of firing between militants and security forces.

More details awaited(GNS)