Jawan, 2 terrorists killed in encounter in J&K's Kulgam

Soldiers take position in an apple orchard during a search operation in Shopian in Kashmir during an anti-insurgency operations

The security forces have cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the militants, the police official added.

Earlier, there were reports of terrorists attacking an army convoy that was heading towards Srinagar.

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Dec. 4 (Xinhua) - Two militants and a trooper were killed, while another trooper was wounded Monday in a gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

"(An) army convoy on its way to Srinagar fired at by terrorists near Qazigund area at 1240 hrs.

Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said that the bodies of two militants were recovered from the site of gunfight. "He is undergoing treatment in the hospital", said the spokesman.

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After the attack, they said the militants tried to escape from the spot but were trapped inside a nearby house. The search operation turned into an encounter with militants, the official said.

The security forces retaliated ensuing in an encounter, they said.

The house, where from militants were firing on the security personnel, was damaged in the gunfight. However, when militants were asked to surrender, they opened fired at security forces.

Meanwhile, people, mostly youths hit the streets, trying to disrupt the search operation in the area.

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