Srinagar, Oct 6: Two soldiers and four militants-- three Pakistani infiltrators and one Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) commander-- were killed in the Kashmir valley overnight, official sources said.
Militants attacked a security force search party at Zainpora in south Kashmir district of Shopian, they said. Troops also retaliated and in the night-long fierce encounter one soldier and a LeT commander Abu Furkan were killed and two jawans wounded.
The injured were hospitalised, they said adding reinforcement was rushed to the area from nearby camps to further tighten the cordon around the village to foil any militant attempt to escape.
The operation was still going on when the reports last came in, they said.
Troops guarding the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector, noticed a group of militants in the general area. The militants opened fire when asked to surrender. The tropps retaliated and in the gun battle three militants were killed and a soldier lost his life.
A large cache of arms and ammunition, including three AK rifles were recovered from the slain infiltrators.