Two forces personnel were also injured in the initial phase of gunfight. Security sources said that pre dawn encounter between hiding militants and joint team of security forces broke out following launch of Counter Militant Operation on the basis of specific inputs about presence of militants in the area.
Security sources said that arms and ammunition was also recovered from the encounter site.
They said the operation is in progress while at least two more militants are believed to be trapped in the area under cordon.
The injured forces personnel have been admitted in hospital for treatment.
The authorities have imposed curfew in Pulwama town. Internet services in Pulwama and adjoining areas have been snapped as a precautionary measure.