Teams of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the 223rd battalion Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were involved in the operation.
The security forces have seized one AK rifle and two pistols from the encounter site.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the Tikken area of Pulwama district in the early hours of the day on receiving information about the presence of terrorists.
The gunfight broke out when a patrolling team of the DRG was cordoning off a forest near Hakwa village.
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Kolhan Range said that after several rounds of firing, the Naxals fled deep inside the forest.
The gunfight took place at around 5 am in Darbha forest under Kutru police station limits when a joint team of the District Reserve Guard (DRG) and the District Force was out on an anti-Naxal operation.
The encounter took place around midnight in the Barachatti forest area of the district, that is about 100 kms from the state capital here.
They were travelling in a truck on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, which was intercepted by the police at a toll plaza near Nagrota.
The Chief Minister said Mahesh would be remembered in history as the one who sacrificed his life for the country.
A police official said as the search operation was going on, militants fired indiscriminately, resulting in injuries to two persons.
Relatives of four youngsters, who were killed in an alleged encounter last year, approached SC-appointed inquiry commission, asking to stop the release of Ram Gopal Varma’s film on the encounter
The skirmish occurred on Wednesday in a forest between Duled and Minpa villages under Chintalnar police station area.
A top police officer said that two terrorists' bodies are visible and expressed possibility that there could be one more as searches are still underway.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Melhura in Zainapora area of Shopian on Monday evening.
Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Chakura area of Shopian district following information about the presence of militants there, a police officer said.
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