An army soldier was killed and two others, including a CRPF man, injured in an ongoing gunfight with militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.
An official said that the gunfight broke out in Wani Mohalla area of Khudwani at 11 pm after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation.
“During the search operation, some gunshots were heard after which an encounter started. The gunfight is still underway,” he said, adding three forces’ personnel wounded in the firefight were evacuated to an army hospital.
An army official confirmed that an army man wounded in the firefight succumbed at the hospital.
Two militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba are believed to be trapped inside a house.