In the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site.
Three terrorists were killed in an encounter with the security forces at Jumagund village in North Kashmir's Kupwara district on Thursday.
The ultras belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit and their identity is being ascertained, he said.
The firefight between terrorists and security forces began after a joint team of the police and the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.
The firefight between the terrorists and security forces took place after the security forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.
One Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist identified as Babar bhai of Pakistan, active since 2018 in the areas of Shopian-Kulgam was killed in the gunfight that erupted on Wednesday.
On Saturday, four terrorists were killed in two separate security operations in Tral area of Awantipora and Shopian.
The encounter took place after a joint team of the police and the army cordoned off the area and launched a search operation on the basis of specific information about the presence of terrorists.
Sagir Ahmad, a carpenter from Uttar Pardesh was killed by terrorists in South Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday.
"LeT terrorist Umar Mustaq Khandey who martyred our 2 colleagues in Baghat, Srinagar while they were having tea, neutralised in Drangbal, Pampore " police said.
As the security forces zeroed in on the spot where terrorists were hiding they came under a heavy volume of fire that triggered the encounter.
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.