|CASO resumes in Pulwama, 2 security personnel martyred, militant killed|
|EARLY TIMES REPORT|
SRINAGAR, Jan 23: With the first light on Thursday morning, security forces resumed Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said.
So far, a soldier and jawan of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police were killed while a soldier was injured in the encounter which ensued when security forces launched CASO at village Zantarag in Khrew in Pulwama at 1200 hrs on Tuesday.
An unidentified militant was also killed at village Nagrattan, about 2 km from Zantarag and operation was going on in the entire area when the reports last came in.
Sources said the CASO was stopped late last night due to darkness. 'However, security forces remained deployed despite sub zero temperature to foil any attempt by militants to escape,' they said.
With the first light this morning, security forces resumed search operation in the area, including in nearby forest, they said.