Srinagar: A gunfight broke out between government forces and militants in Padgampora, Awantipora of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Thursday.
Troops launched an anti-militant operation after receiving a tip-off about the presence of militants in the area early morning, police sources said.
They said about three to four militants were suspected to be hiding in a house.
This is the second major encounter in the area in last four days.
Local sources said that they heard some gun shots initially which was followed by firing after intervals.
Earlier, two militants were killed in a gunfight in Tral area of the same district. A policeman was also killed in the gunfight.