The security forces had launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Check Sadiq Khan area of the south Kashmir district, following information about the presence of militants there.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Danmar area, falling along Safakadal-Soura road following information about the presence of militants.
There has been a surge in the number of gunfights between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jaswanth and Naib Subedar Sreejith, another soldier hailing from Kerala, were killed in a gun battle at the Line of Control during an operation by security forces to foil an infiltration bid.
DGP Dilbagh Singh said the operation was jointly launched by police, army and CRPF on Sunday evening after receiving inputs about the presence of Lashkar militants.
IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said the encounter in Wangam area of South Kashmir's Shopian, which began on Saturday evening, was over with the killing of two militants belonging to HM and LeT.
Officials said that a cordon and search operation in Zanigam village turned into an encounter after militants opened fire towards security forces positions.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Wanigam Payeen in Kreeri area of Baramulla district following information about the presence of militants in the area.