The police said troops of the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group surrounded Manzpora village following information about the presence of the terrorists in the areas.
The gunfight between security forces and militants is reportedly not over. A combing operation has been launched to neutralise any terrorists hiding in the area.
With the break of dawn, the hiding terrorists opened indiscriminate fire causing injuries to an army jawan, who later succumbed to the injuries.
While this was so, in another incident in Tujjar village of Baramulla district, security forces surrounded a house where a local militant is reportedly hiding.