07/10/2016 10:58 PM IST | Updated 07/10/2016 11:14 PM IST

One Policeman Killed, Two Injured As Terrorists Fire At A Security Post In Kashmir

The incident took place near Shopian.

Mukesh Gupta / Reuters
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Srinagar, Oct 7 (PTI) — 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 Herpora area of Shopian at around 8:30 pm," a police official said here.

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 here.

The area has been cordoned off and a search launched to track down the terrorists, the official said.

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