Three army men and two militants were killed in a gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, army said.
A spokesman said that Indian army had a fierce encounter with heavily armed militants very close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector at about 1:45 PM.
"The patrol killed two intruders and recovered warlike stores including two AK-47 rifles," he said. "Immediate reaction from other posts effectively cordoned the area and the search and destroy operation is in progress."
Three soldiers were killed in the operation, he said, adding that a soldier suffered grave injuries and has been air evacuated to Army Command hospital, Udhampur where his condition is reported to be stable.