Three militants and two army men were killed in an encounter in Awneera village of Shopian district,police said.
However identity of the slain militants could not be ascertained immediately.
The encounter started yesterday around 5:30 pm after forces launched search operation in the area.
Soon after forces cordoned off the area militants fired upon them triggering an encounter. Two army men were killed and four others injured in the gun battle.
“Two security personnel killed , and three militants have been killed in Shopian encounter while three security personnel were also injured. ” J&K DGP SP Vaid said in a tweet.
Search operation was going on when the last reports came in.
Meanwhile clashes between youth and security forces were going on in the area.
More details awaited.