Reports of the encounter broke out early Tuesday morning. The gunfight comes two days after two Army jawans lost their lives in an encounter on Sunday.
Two soldiers lost their lives after an encounter broke out between militants and security forces in Pir Mohalla, Hanjin in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. One militant was killed in the gunfight. Initial reports had indicated that four Indian Army personnel had suffered injuries in the battle.
Several civilians were also injured in the incident and there have been reports of heavy stone pelting in the area.
Forces from the Indian Army and the Special Operations Group of the Jammu and Kashmir police cordoned off the Pir Mohalla village in the wee hours of Tuesday. They come under fire from militants holed up in a hideout following which the encounter ensued.
The encounter comes just two days after four terrorists were killed by security forces on Sunday. Two Indian Army jawans lost their lives in that encounter, which took place in the Nowpora Yaripora area of south Kashmir's Kulgam district.
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