The militants opened fire at SPO Mudasir Ahmad near his home in Untoo Hamam locality of the town. "Mudasir succumbed to bullet injuries on the spot," a senior police officer said.

"Security forces rushed to the spot and a search is on for the militants," he added. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the policeman's killing.

On Friday, the guerrillas shot and injured a sarpanch (village head) in the town while he was leaving a mosque after offering prayers.

(Agencies)

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