A joint team of SOG, Army and CRPF reached the area and started searching for the militants after receiving reports of sightings in the Kareri area of Baramulla, police said. As security personnel searched and approached the Najibhat crossroads, the militants hiding there opened fire on them. In retaliation, three militants were killed.
Earlier on Tuesday, a policeman was attacked by militants in Anchar area of Saura in Srinagar. In Anchar area, militants opened fire on policeman Saifullah Qadri. Qadri and his daughter were injured in the firing. He was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. But in the process, the policeman died. The daughter is undergoing treatment.