Sources said around 4 am, the miscreants ambushed the India Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel using rocket-propelled grenades (RPG) and live rounds from the hilltop of Chikim Village.
Militants fired at a vehicle of the security forces near the Indian Air Force station in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, followed by a brief exchange of fire on Tuesday, police said.
“There was a brief exchange of fire near Malangpora Air Force station after security forces retaliated,” police said, adding that the area had since been cordoned off for searches.
Anjaney Varshney, Superintendent of Police, Bijapur, said that the incident occurred within the jurisdiction of Gangalur police station area.
Security forces will soon launch an operation to flush out Pakistani and local terrorists from the high reaches in the Kashmir valley where they are believed to be hiding to strike during the winters.