Srinagar: A policeman and three suspected militants were killed in a shootout Monday in Srinagar city, police said.
The militants opened fire on a police patrol in the Qamarwari area, killing a constable, a senior police official told Agence India Press.
A civilian Mohammad Maqbool Bhat was also injured in the crossfire and has been hospitalized, he said.
Three militants were killed when the police returned fire, the official said.
Eye witness reports said the trio riding a motorcycle shot at the policeman and tried to escape from the spot, however, a party of Special Operations Group stationed nearby shot them dead.
The area was cordoned off, and police and paramilitary reinforcements sent to the site.
Sources in the police told Agence India Press that ammo was also recovered from the slain militants.
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