02/04/2015 1:26 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Baramulla Encounter: Two Security Personnel Killed In Fierce Gunbattle In Jammu And Kashmir

An Indian Army soldier looks on during a gun battle in Baramulla, about 55 kilometers (34 miles) north of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, April 23, 2008. Two suspected rebel commanders of the Hezb-ul-Mujahideen group were killed Wednesday in a gunbattle with government forces, police said. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

SRINAGAR — Two security personnel were killed and a civilian was injured in an encounter with militants in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir's Baramulla district today.

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 started firing on the security forces, who retaliated.

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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