A militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday, PTI reported, quoting an unidentified police official. After receiving inputs about the presence of militants, the Army’s 21 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police had launched a cordon and search operation in Sudal village in Handwara.

A gunfight ensued after militants fired upon the security forces. The operation is ongoing.

In a separate incident, four personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were injured in a grenade attack by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Thursday, said a police official. The militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF bunker in Bijbehara’s Zerpora, reported ANI.

The injured personnel were taken to a hospital and the area cordoned off. Search operations were under way to nab the militants, according to PTI.

The attack comes a day after the security forces killed two suspected militants during a gunfight in Anantnag. The Kashmir Zone Police said the militants were part of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and their identities are being verified.

On Tuesday, a CRPF jawan died after suspected militants opened fire on a patrolling party of the force in Batamaloo area of Srinagar on Tuesday, said police. An unidentified CRPF spokesperson told PTI that two personnel were wounded.