Two Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militants were killed in a gunfight with the forces in south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Monday.
Police and Army said the gunfight between the militants and the forces broke out at Srigufwara area of the district following an extensive cordon and search operation.
A Police officer said the operation against militants was launched at around 6:20 am on Monday by the Special Operations Group (SOG) of Police, paramilitary CRPF and Army after intelligence inputs confirmed the presence of militants in the area.
The search operation was underway when the militants opened fire at the forces, who retaliated, triggering a gunfight in which two militants were killed.
Among the killed militants, one was identified as Nasir alias Shahbaz alias Baz Bai, a Pakistan resident, Police said in a statement.
He was a category-A militant.
The identification of the other killed militant was being ascertained, a Police spokesman said.
The militants were asked to surrender, however, they choose to fight instead, Police said.
The duo was affiliated with Jaish-e-Muhammad outfit, it said.
"In the indiscriminate firing by the militants, one woman received gunshot injuries. She was shifted to a hospital for treatment where her condition is stated to be stable," he said.
The spokesman said arms and ammunition and other incriminating materials were recovered from the gunfight site.
The bodies of the killed militants would be sent to Baramulla for their last rites after conducting the medico-legal formalities including the collection of their DNA.
So far, this year, around 128 militants of various outfits have been killed in the relentless anti-militancy operations in the Valley.