A policeman was killed on Wednesday in an encounter with militants in the forest area of Baramulla district of Kashmir, police said here.
Security forces launched an anti-militancy operation in Marbal village of Zaloora area in Baramulla district in the wee hours following information about presence of ultras there, a police official said.

He said one policeman was critically injured in the gunfight with militants and taken to a military hospital in nearby Kupwara district.

However, the injured policeman succumbed later on.

The operation was going on till reports last came in, the official added.