The militants struck at the police picket in Tujjar Sharief area of Sopore in Baramulla by opening fire, a police officer said.

The police post was also guarding the shrine of Sultan-ul Arifin Makhdoom, the officer further said.

One policeman, Constable Fayaz Ahmad, was injured in the attack. He was shifted to a hospital in Sopore town where he succumbed to injuries, the officer said. A civilian was also killed in the attack.
The militants snatched the INSAS rifle of the injured cop before fleeing from the scene. Additional forces have been rushed to the spot.

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