Srinagar: A civilian driver was killed and two soldiers injured on Thursday evening after militants attacked a vehicle ferrying army men in Baskuchan village, Imam Sahib area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The civilian driver was identified as Nazir Ahmad Sheikh, son of Ahad Sheikh, resident of Kachdoora village.

Nazir was ferrying the army men in his cab.

Earlier in the day, a massive search operation was launched by the forces in at least 20 villages of the district.