The attack ensued as militants tried to snatch the weapons of local policemen deployed at a “minority post”.
“Militants tried to snatch the weapons of policemen posted at Reshnagri minority post. The attempt was resisted by the policemen resulting in a shootout in which three persons, including a civilian and two policemen, were injured,” a senior police official said.In the gunbattle, a constable Nazeer Ahmad was killed and constable Zahoor Ahmad was injured, the official said.
The militants managed to escape after the shootout, said the official, adding that a manhunt has been started to trace the assailants.
Guerrillas have been attacking the minority posts, especially in south Kashmir areas, to snatch weapons from the security guards at these posts.
Earlier this week, guerrillas had snatched five rifles from a minority post in Kulgam district.