Srinagar: Two militants and a policeman were killed in a gunfight at Hafoo, Nazneenpora village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Sunday.
Police sources said that the encounter between militants and government forces which started late Saturday evening ended after 15 hours, however combing operation was still underway.
They said that two unidentified militant bodies were recovered from the debris of the residential house which was used by the holed up militants as a bunker and was blasted early morning.
A policeman, identified as Manzoor Ahmad, a resident of Salamabad, Uri was also killed in the gunfight.
Sources said two policemen and an army major were also injured in the gunfight who are being treated at army hospital in Srinagar.
Tral area witnessed massive protests and clashes since the encounter started in the area.
Police sources said that service rifle was snatched by protesters from a CRPF man last evening.