A CRPF officer was killed in a militant attack in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.
A police spokesman said at about 2:15 pm, militants fired at a checkpoint jointly manned by police and CRPF at the Gangoo crossing area of Pulwama.
In the attack, assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of CRPF Vinod Kumar was critically injured and was immediately shifted to a hospital, where he succumbed to injuries, he said.
Senior police officers, along with reinforcement, reached the spot and the preliminary investigation revealed that militants hiding in apple orchards fired indiscriminately upon the armed forces near the Gangoo crossing area of Pulwama in south Kashmir, the spokesman said.
He said a case has been registered and an investigation initiated.
Meanwhile, the officers continued to work to establish the full circumstances of the incident.
“The whole area, including orchards, has been cordoned off and a search operation is in progress,” the spokesman said.