One policeman of the Special Operation Group was killed today after gunfight broke out between the security forces and the militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
“Following specific information, about a group of militants hiding in the forest area of Zaloora near Sopore town, security forces launched an operation,” a senior police officer said.
"As the security forces, including troops of 20 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group (SOG), closed in on the hiding militants, the insurgents opened indiscriminate fire killing a police constable," he said.
The victim was identified as Muhammad Shafi, the official said, adding that operation against militants was still on.
Kashmir has been gripped by a wave of violence since the killing of Hizbul militant Burhan Wani in July. Pakistan-backed militants have targeted security forces across the Valley to protest against alleged atrocities committed by Indian authorities.
The incidents of firing, ceasefire were increased after India conducted surgical strikes across the LoC targeting terror launched pads of Pakistani militants.