Although official statements are awaited from the police and the army, a source in the J&K police said one soldier succumbed to injuries, while an official at a district hospital in Anantnag confirmed that the civilian was brought dead.
An Army jawan was, too, killed in the encounter at Wani Mohall area of Khudwani. They were removed to the Army's Base Hospital at Badamibagh in Srinagar where one soldier succumbed to his wounds. Two to three terrorists are reported to be holed up in the area.
Earlier, two youths Sharjeel and Bilal Ahmad died in the forces action and more than 40 others sustained injuries.
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As the encounter was going on stone-pelting youth took to the streets and clashed with security forces to disrupt the anti-insurgency operation. He had bullet injuries on the right side of his chest.
A civilian was killed and at least three jawans were injured in the encounter between terrorists and security forces at Khudwani area of Kulgam district in South Kashmir. The encounter started between militants and government forces started late last night in Khudwani.
On the other hand, the puppet authorities have ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in Kulgam district.