The arrested terrorists were identified as Suhail Ahmad Mir, resident of Dangerpora Nowgam, Owais Manzoor Sofi, resident of Dangarpora and Vilayat Aziz Mir, a resident of Hanipora Wampora Pulwama.

Jammu and Kashmir Police took to Twitter and informed that the area has been cordoned off and manhunt has been launched to nab the attacker.

BJP has won 32 seats followed by Independents with 28 seats. J&K NationalConference has bagged 32 seats, Peoples Democratic Party 17, Congress 11, J&K Apni Party 7. CPI(M) has won 5 seats while J&K Peoples Conference 3 seats and JKPM 2. J&K Panthers party won one seat.

Tarun Chugh said the way people were participating in the voting and the way celebrations were taking place overwhelmingly underlined the victory of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making J&K free from the terror of militants and encouraging people to exercise their franchise.

Mufti was released on October 14 after being in detention from August 5 last year following the abrogation of the special status of the erstwhile state.

Speaking to mediapersons here, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said, "Our Army jawans were on routine duty when three terrorists started shooting at them. Two jawans were critically injured."

Similar searches were conducted on Wednesday at 10 locations in Srinagar and Bandipora and in one location in Bengaluru. 

As per the Army, Bhat had been cornered in a joint operation and further "as per protocol the Indian Army made efforts to convince the Bhat to surrender.

Army officials said that 2-3 terrorists were detected trying to transport some items in a tube tied to a rope from the far bank of the river.

The two jawans, along with three others, had been injured as terrorists opened fire upon a road opening party (ROP) of the battalion at Pampore bypass, Srinagar earlier today.