Srinagar: Three army soldiers and a militant were Tuesday killed in an encounter in Hajin area of Bandipora district of Kashmir, army said.
Six other security personnel and a civilian also suffered injuries in the gunbattle that began in the wee hours today, a police official said.
Government forces cordoned off Parray Mohalla in Hajin area this morning following information about presence of militants there, the official said.
He said a gunbattle broke out as the forces were closing in on the position of the militants.
Nine forces personnel were injured in the exchange of firing with the militants out of which three later succumbed to injuries, the official said.
One militant, whose identity has not been ascertained yet, was also killed in the operation, he added.