Two Army soldiers were killed and a CRPF jawan suffered injuries during an encounter that broke out between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir today, police said.
The security forces gunned down a militant in the encounter at Samboora in Pulwama, officials said.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Samboora village of Pampore area this evening following information about the presence of some militants there, the officials said.
As the security forces were conducting searches, the militants opened fire, they said, adding that a gunbattle ensued as the forces retaliated.
Two Army soldiers were killed in the operation, the officials said. A CRPF jawan too suffered injuries.