An official said that two army personnel lost their lives as their vehicle met with an accident on way to the site of the gunfight.
Two Army jawans were killed during an encounter at Chermarg in the Zainapora area of Shopian district in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
Acting on specific input about the presence of militants at Chermarg in the Zainapora area of Shopian, security forces launched a cordon and search operation there, a police official said.
During the operation, as the search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, a hiding terrorist fired indiscriminately upon the security forces, which was retaliated, police said.
Police yesterday claimed to have killed a TRF militant Imtiyaz Ahmad Dar involved in the killing of sumo driver.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Rakhama village in the district following information about the presence of militants in the area, a police spokesman said.
The Court of Inquiry, which completed its probe earlier in September, had found "prima facie" evidence that troops had "exceeded" powers during the encounter.
The DNA samples of the three labourers — Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohammad Ibrar — matched with their family members in Rajouri.
On July 18, the Army had claimed three militants were killed in Amshipura village in the higher reaches of south Kashmir's Shopian district.
Pakistan troops have violated the ceasefire agreement 31 times so far this month.
Umer Ganai, whose Lal Chowk photo recently went viral, was among those killed in the encounter.
The spokesperson said the forces retaliated the fire, leading to an encounter in which two militants were killed.