SRINAGAR: Three suspected guerrillas and a policeman were killed in a shootout in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday, police said.
A senior police officer said police had set up a checkpost at Qamarwari Chowk in Srinagar city, 8 kilometre from city centre Lal Chowk, after specific information about the possible movement of guerrillas in the area.
"Three motorcycle-borne people approached the Naka and they were signalled to halt, upon which they fired at a head constable who died because of the critical bullet injury," the police officer said.
"Retaliatory action was immediately taken by the other police personnel who fired at the fleeing motorcycle-borne assailants, killing all three," the police officer said.
The area has been cordoned off and the identity of the slain guerrillas is still to be established. Police said they have recovered two pistols and five grenades from the slain guerrillas.