An encounter was underway between security forces and a terrorist on Thursday in Malawara village of Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, days after eight CRPF jawans were killed in a militant ambush on a convoy in the same district, reports said.
According to reports, security forces have cordoned off the area and search operation is underway.
Monday’s encounter comes after Saturday’s attack on the Srinagar-bound three-vehicle Central Reserve Police Force convoy near Frestbal in Pampore town. It was the highest single-incident casualty in three years in the militancy-hit state.
Two militants were also killed in retaliatory firing by security personnel in the second major attack on a security convoy this month in the Kashmir valley.
The Pakistan-based Lashkar-eTaiba claimed responsibility for last week’s attack.
(With ANI inputs)