A civilian was killed and two jawans were injured after an Army patrol party was attacked by militants in Kashmir’s Shopian district on Thursday. The attack came hours after a joint operation was conducted by the Army, CRPF and state police to flush out hiding militants in Shopian. The operation, considered the biggest in over a decade, targeted militants who have been attacking security forces in the Valley. Over 4,000 troops were deployed to comb several villages in the districts, while helicopters and drones circled the air. The operation was conducted in the wake of multiple attacks against security forces this week.