A fierce gunbattle erupted after security forces responded to a major terror attack on the army guarding the strategic highway this evening.
Earlier the LeT had claimed responsibility for attacking the Army convoy.
"(An) army convoy on its way to Srinagar fired at by terrorists near Qazigund ares at 1240 hrs.
An Army jawan and two Lashkar-e-Tayabba (LeT) cadres were killed and another soldier wounded in a militant attack and counter attack by security forces in Qazigund, the gateway into Kashmir Valley from the south, on Monday.More news: Watchdog to probe Google, Facebook impact
However, The Hindu reported that two soldiers were injured in the attack.
Meanwhile, region's Police Chief, Shesh Paul Vaid said they have recovered two bodies of militants. "The injured was rushed to a hospital", they said.
The house in which the militants were hiding was fully destroyed during the gunfight. The security forces fired tear-smoke shells and pellets to disperse them.
"When the militants were challenged, they fired at the security forces, triggering a gunfight which continued for almost four hours". Soon after the attack, army along with additional reinforcement launched a cordon and search operation to nab the assailants.