A policeman was killed while another cop and a civilian were injured tonight when some terrorists fired at a security post guarding minority community in Shopian district of Kashmir. “Militants fired at the police guard posted at minority picket Jamnagri in Heerpora area of Shopian at around 8:30 pm,” a police official said in Srinagar. He said the policemen retaliated, forcing the attackers to flee.
In the gunbattle, a constable Nazeer Ahmad was killed and constable Zahoor Ahmad was injured, the official said. A civilian was also injured in the incident.
The injured policeman was shifted to the Army’s Base Hospital. The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to track down the terrorists, the official said.