Two of the militants were later killed in the gun fight. The two policemen were killed when the guerrillas attacked them at the residence of National Conference leader Yawar Masoodi at Khrew village in Pulwama district, 20 km from here, where they were posted as guards.

"The militants earlier today (Sunday) attacked the guards at the residence of the NC youth leader Yawar Masoodi," an official said.

"An operation was launched to trace the militants following which they were engaged in an encounter (gun battle)."Security forces also recovered weapons that the militants took with them after killing the policemen

(Agencies)

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