Militants kill police officer, injure cop in Srinagar

Srinagar: A police officer was killed while as his deputy was injured in a suspected militant attack in Srinagar on Friday afternoon.

Reports said that a police official of the rank of sub-inspector (SI) was killed while as J&K police Special Police Officer (SPO) was injured after militants opened fire on a police party in Zakura area of Srinagar.

Sources said that acting upon a specific input, police cordoned off Zakura and launched searches. As the searches were on near suspected spot, hiding militants opened fire, resulting in death of the SI and injuries to SPO.

A militant has been reportedly arrested by cops at the firing spot. More details awaited.