A policeman was killed today in a gunfight between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.

“Following specific information, about a group of terrorists hiding in the forest area of Zaloora near Sopore town, security forces launched an operation,” a senior police officer told news agency IANS.

“As the security forces, including troops of 20 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group (SOG), closed in on the hiding terrorists, the insurgents opened indiscriminate fire killing a police constable,” he said.
The policeman was identified as Muhammad Shafi.

The officer said the operation against the terrorists was still under way.