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Policeman killed in encounter in Kashmir

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2016,14:04 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Srinagar | A policeman was killed today 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 cop succumbed later on.

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