Police said the militants, who were two in number, used silencer-fitted pistols and fired from a point blank range at the jawans who were not carrying any arms with them. The jawans were rushed to a hospital in Srinagar, but one of them succumbed to the injuries, while the other is being treated, it said.

Security forces have cordoned off the area and a massive manhunt has been launched to nab the assailants, police said.

(Agencies)

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