"One militant has been killed in an ongoing operation in Ratnipora area of Pulwama," the sources said.
They said an armyman also lost his life in the encounter, while another soldier was injured.
The injured soldier has been taken to a hospital for treatment, the sources said.
The search operation turned into an encounter after militants fired on the forces who retaliated.
The operation is on and further details were awaited.
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