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Two CRPF personnel, including an officer, sustained injuries after militants opened fire during the search operation in Firdousabad locality.
Militants fired on a joint 'naka' of police and the Central Reserve Police Force at Pantha Chowk area late Saturday night, a police official said.
The letter was being circulated as a missive from separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, but police say his family has denied he wrote it.
Official data shows 118 militants have been killed, and recruitment has dipped 48% so far this year. But a 2010 lull like this had ended with a new phase of militancy.
Death of Bashir Ahmed Khan has triggered a massive controversy in Kashmir in light of two very divergent accounts regarding the circumstances of his killing.
The body of Hazim Bhat, a native of J&K's Khaipora village, was buried at a cemetery used to bury foreign or unidentified militants.
The claim was made by Kashmir’s new militant group, TRF. The outfit released a video, claiming the 2 slain militants were part of their cadre.
J&K Police say the TRF’s emergence could be the start of a 'violent campaign' in Kashmir, which the Lashkar-e-Taiba cannot undertake on its own due to international focus on it.
According to defence sources, intelligence inputs suggest terrorists are also looking to target political leaders and journalists in J&K.
DGP Dilbag Singh said there has been confirmation of only three militants infiltrating the Valley through the International Border so far this year.