Aasif Suhaf, Jammu, Sep 8
: A militant is killed and Jammu-Kashmir Police cop injured when police foiled weapon snatching bid by militants at minority Guard Picket Khul Ranipora Achabal in South Kashmir. A search operation is launched in the area to nab remaining militants who escaped during a brief shootout.
Security sources said that a group of unidentified militants attacked Minority Guard Post in Khul Ranipora Achabal area of Anantnag district last night.
During the brief shootout, one armed militant was killed and a policeman sustained injuries.
The slain militant has been identified as Bilal Ahmad Bhat of Yaripora Jukham, who was affiliated with Lashker.
A manhunt was launched to nab the remaining attackers who fled from the scene.
Terrorists attacked a police picket at Achabal late Friday night, a police official said, adding but the attack was successfully repulsed.
In retaliatory action, one terrorist was killed and his weapon was recovered, he said.
The identity and group affiliation of the slain ultra is yet to be ascertained, he added.
The official said that in the shootout, a policeman sustained injuries and was shifted to a hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.