Three terrorists were shot dead during an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar. A police personnel was also killed during the encounter, news agency ANI reported.
Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Fateh Kadal in downtown area of the city following an intelligence about the presence of terrorists there, they said.
The terrorsits have been identified as Mehrajuddin Bangroo, Fahad Waza and Rayees, the son of the house owner where the encounter took place, they said.
In the Srinagar encounter we have lost policeman Kamal Kishore . Our heartfelt condolences and tribute to the brave heart. pic.twitter.com/npyxx0JorY- Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) October 17, 2018
The policeman killed during the operation was identified as constable Kamal.
"Operation was launched by J&K police and CRPF on specific information last night. The house was cordoned off and party was fired upon when it reached near the house. Our jawan Kamal Kishore lost his life," Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh said
The operation turned into an encounter after terrorists opened fire on security forces.
The district administration has closed all schools and educational institution in the city as a precautionary measure and internet services on mobile have also been snapped.
(with additional inputs from PTI)