The CCTV footage of the incident shows a militant shooting the officer at least twice from behind from point-blank range at a marketplace in Khanyar.
A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Rashtriya Rifles had suffered bullet injuries in the encounter. He was immediately evacuated to the nearest medical facility, but succumbed to the injuries," Defence Public Relations Officer (PRO), Jammu, Lt Col Devender Anand said.
Security forces were tracking a group of militants in the forest belts of the district for the past one month through digital surveillance, he said.
Mohd. Ismal Alvi, alias Lamboo, was family member of Masood Azhar and was involved in conspiring in the February 2019 Pulwama terror attack.
The victims have been identified as Fayaz Ahmad War alias Rukana alias Umar, a resident of Warpora and Shaheen Ahmad Mir alias Shaheen Molvi, resident of Cherpora, Budgam.
One of the most wanted militants Mudasir Pandit was among three terrorists killed in an overnight encounter with security forces in the Sopore area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Monday.