Two encounters broke out in South Kashmir on Tuesday morning. A soldier and a militant were killed in the shootout in Kulgam. Security forces are battling militants in Pulwama as well. Both encounters are still on.

The gunfights come a day after the Indian Army gunned down two militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara town.

In Kulgam, a joint team of the Army, the police, and the Central Reserve Police Force cordoned off the village of Nowbug Kund in Qazigund area after being tipped off that there were militants in the village, DNA reported.

As a search operation was on, two suspected militants opened fired, a police spokesperson said. One of the militants was killed in the gunfight and a policeman was injured.

The other encounter broke out in Laam village in Pulwama’s Awantipora area after militants fired at a search party of security forces.