Security sources said that the operation began after the security agencies received inputs about the presence of some 2-3 terrorists in the Ghat Mohalla Kakpora area of Pulwama.
The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the Kakapora area of the south Kashmir district after inputs of the presence of terrorists there, officials said.
The operation turned into an encounter when the terrorist retaliated with gunfire, he said.
A massive cordon and search operation has been launched in the area to flush out the terrorists hiding in the area.
The joint operation launched by the Indian Army, CRPF and the Jammu and Kashmir Police is currently underway and it is believed that three terrorists are still holed up in the area.
This comes a day after a house guard of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anwar Khan was killed after his residence was attacked by terrorists in Srinagar’s Nowgam.
“One sentry Rameez Ahmad, critically injured in the attack succumbed to his injuries,” the police had said.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that the terror attack at the residential guard of Khan was carried out by a group of four terrorists and on the analysis of CCTV footage, it came to fore that a burqa-clad terrorist in a woman’s voice asked the sentry on duty to open the door. The moment the sentry opened the door, two other terrorists started firing indiscriminately at him while the third terrorist snatched his rifle.
It also indicated that the terrorists linked with proscribed terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were involved in the attack. Two local terrorists identified as Shahid Khursheed Dar, resident of Methan Chanapora and Ubaid Shafi Dar, resident of Firdousabad Batamaloo were part of the group.