Four terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, while two army personnel lost their lives as their vehicle met with an accident on the way to the site of the gunfight, officials said.

On receiving information about the presence of terrorists at Badigam in the Zainapora area of Shopian, security forces launched a cordon and search operation, a police official said.

The terrorists fired upon the forces during the search operation led to an encounter.

In the exchange of fire, four militants were killed, the official said, adding their identity and group affiliation were ascertained.

Also, two army personnel were killed and as many others injured when their vehicle met with an accident while on the way to the encounter site, the official said.“An army party of 44 Rashtriya Rifles was in a Sumo going towards the encounter site at Badigam Zainapora. The vehicle turned turtle near Chowgam Shopian due to which two army members personnel died, and two got injured,” he said.