A police officer was killed in a brief shootout at Gund Dachin area of Bandipora in north Kashmir on Wednesday.
Official sources said that a special police team from Rajbagh Srinagar was travelling in a car and was chasing militants in the district.
On reaching Gund Dachin, the police team opened fire and tried to intercept the militant vehicle. However, the militants retaliated.
In exchange of firing , a sub Inspector of police identified as Altaf Ahmad sustained serious bullet injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment where from he was shifted to army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar.
However, injured officer later succumbed to injuries in military hospital.
The militants reportedly, fled from the scene.
Meanwhile, a police officer while confirming the incident told that the militants travelling in the vehicle also included LeT commander Abu Qasim.
Soon after the incident, SOG, army and CRPF cordoned off the whole area and launched massive hunt to nab the militants.