According by defence reports, army's 7 Gadhwal launched a massive hunt to track down the militant groups who were hiding in the forests since the last couple of days.
Last evening, the army intensified the searches near the Sondigali forests adjacent to the LoC, the militants hiding in the area opened indiscriminate fire upon the forces, sources said, adding that the fire was retaliated ensuing a fierce gunfight that lasted for an hour.
A defence spokesman said that the militants were trying to exfiltrate from the Valley to PoK. The identity of the slain militants was not immediately know, the spokesman said, adding two weapons have been recovered from the scene of the encounter.
During the searches army recovered two militant bodies and the hunt is on to track down the remaining militants.