Srinagar: Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed and another arrested in an encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, the police said on Monday.
The killed terrorists have been identified as Dawood Ahmed Ali and Shaiyar Ahmed Wani. The arrested terrorist has been identified as Arief Sofi.
The forces also recovered two weapons - one AK47 and one INSAS rifle.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Khudwani area of Kulgam district on Sunday following specific information about the presence of some militants there, a police official said. During searches, the militants opened fire at the security forces who retaliated, leading to a gunfight.
In another incident, three soldiers were injured on Sunday in a landmine explosion near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district.
"The soldiers were on routine patrolling when the explosion occurred. The injured soldiers have been shifted to hospital," sources said.
The soldiers were injured in Keran sector of Kupwara district, said sources in the Defence Ministry.