Srinagar: An encounter has broken out between security forces and terrorists in Chaanketaar village of Pulwama’s Tral, ANI reported on Tuesday afternoon. J-K Police said terrorists fired at a search party during a cordon and search operation in the area. This is a developing story and more details are awaited.

On Sunday, the bullet-ridden body of a 30-year-old intelligence officer was found in Pulwama. He was reportedly abducted by terrorists from his vehicle when he was on his way home. The body was recovered from Chewa Kalan area of the district in south Kashmir. The deceased has been identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir, a resident of Pulwama, who worked with the CID Department. Reportedly, he was travelling in his car when he was attacked by suspected terrorists.

The private vehicle driven by the sub-inspector was halted in Wahibugh area where he was shot dead. The police, meanwhile, said a hunt has been launched to trace the killers. Mir had been warned against venturing into his village as there was a possibility of an attack by militant groups who had been targeting policemen in the state recently. “I had told him that he should not go as militants could attack. But he was desperate to see his parents who reside at Sontabugh in the interiors of Pulwama district,” one of his supervising officers was quoting as saying in a PTI report.