While searches were intensified towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon security forces triggering an encounter.
A soldier and a militant were killed in an ongoing gun battle on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police sources said.
There have been three gun-battles between armed forces and the militants in Kashmir in the last 12 hours.
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"The police, army and CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) are on the job", said a police spokesperson.
A counter-insurgency operation was launched at Nowbug Kund village in the morning following a specific input about the presence of militants in the area.
In the Kulgam district of the valley, security forces on early Tuesday conducted a cordon and search operations at Nowbug Kund village in Qazigund area.
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Another encounter broke out in Laam village of Tral area in Pulwama after the militants fired upon a search party of security forces.
As the security forces started the operation, they encountered counter-attack from the militants. The Jammu and Kashmir Police and 42 Rashtriya Rifles are retaliating strongly and effectively.
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Reports say that the attack was carried out by the terrorists in Zachaldara region. "At both these places, searches are going on". Earlier on November 10, terrorists opened fire on a police vehicle in Kulgam's Qazigund of Jammu and Kashmir .