Acting on a tip off about the presence of militants in Kunzer village, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area, a police official said.

He said a gun battle broke out when militants opened firing on the security forces, who retaliated.

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One policeman was killed in the encounter while an army jawan who was injured also succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, the official said, adding, a civilian has been injured.

The target house has been cordoned off and a fierce exchange of firing is going on with the holed up militants who are believed to be at least two in number, the official said.

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