Two militants were gunned down in an ongoing encounter with security forces on Monday in south Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said.
The slain terrorists were reportedly identified as Kifayat and Jehangir of the Zakir Musa group. One more is believed to be trapped. Police and CRPF have joined in, and the operation is going on.
Acting on specific information the army carried out the operation in Bahmnoo village in which the militant was killed, a police spokesman said.
Jammu and Kashmir police and the Central Reserve Police Force have joined in the operation that was still continuing, he added.
Monday's operation in Pulwama has come barely 10 hours after civilian protesters helped a group of militants escape a cordon and search operation in the Malangpora village of the same district.
The protesters had clashed with the security forces late on Sunday evening forcing them to call off the operation near the military air base in Koil.
On Saturday, Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander Bashir Lashkari – who was behind the killing of SHO Feroz Dar last month – and his accomplice were gunned down in an encounter in south Kashmir.