Srinagar: A CRPF jawan was killed in an encounter between militants and security personnel at Chinar Bagh village in Pulwama district on Friday night.
The deceased, identified as JD Mandeep Kumar, was fatally injured in the initial exchange of fire.
Police said the incident occurred when a joint security team comprising Army, police and CRPF personnel launched a search at the village late that night, after receiving specific inputs on the presence of around four to six militants there. Even as the search party approached the house where the militants were hiding, they began firing indiscriminately. Bashir Ahmad, the house owner, suffered a shoulder injury in the shootout that followed.
The area was immediately cordoned off, but the militants managed to flee in the darkness. The operation was called off early on Saturday morning. Ahmad’s condition is said to be stable.