A policeman was shot dead outside his Srinagar home by terrorists on Tuesday. His seven-year-old daughter, who reportedly rushed to save him, was injured in the attack.
The cop has been identified as Saifullah Qadri of Srinagar's Soura area.
"Terrorists fired at Constable Qadri outside his house at Ganaie Mohalla in Anchar area of Srinagar district," an official was quoted saying by news agency PTI.
"Qadri and his daughter were shifted to the nearby SKIMS hospital, where he succumbed to injuries," the official added. The child suffered a bullet injury in her right hand and is out of danger.
Inspector General of Police (Kashmir range) Vijay Kumar expressed grief over the killing and said police teams have been sent to adjoining areas to arrest the culprits. "We will soon get them," he said.
On Monday, the Jammu and Kashmir Police said they have arrested five 'hybrid' terrorists of the proscribed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) outfit, three of whom were allegedly involved in the killing of a sarpanch in Baramulla district last month.
'Hybrid' terrorists are those who are not listed as terrorists but are radicalised enough to carry out a terror strike and then slip back into the routine life.