A senior police officer said that an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) who was injured along with three policemen in the gun battle in Chankhan locality of Sopore town, 55 km from here, on Tuesday morning succumbed to injuries.

"An ASI today succumbed to injuries in the hospital. Other three injured policemen are being treated in hospital. The operation against the militants is still on," the senior police officer said.

Reports from Sopore said firing had stopped in the area that had been cordoned off by the security forces including Special Operations Group (SOG) of the police, soldiers of counter insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and troopers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in the morning following information about the presence of a group of guerrillas.


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