They said security forces, on a tip-off about the presence of militants in village Takiya Wangam, Pulwama, launched a CASO operation this morning. However, when the security forces were moving towards a particular area in the village, the militants opened fire with automatic weapons. Security forces also retaliated and in the initial fire fight, a security force jawan, Manjit Kumar, was critically wounded.
He was rushed to hospital, where he succumbed, they said.
The sources said the militants managed to escape from the area